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President of Armenia honors memory of Armenian Genocide victims

11:08, 24.04.2012 Region: Armenia Theme: Politics

YEREVAN.- President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and his spouse visited Tsitsernakaberd on Tuesday morning to lay wreath at the monument to the Armenian Genocide victims.  

He was accompanied by Speaker Samvel Nikoyan, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, chairman of the Constitutional Court Gagik Harutunyan, ministers and MPs. Catholcos of All Armenians Karekin II held a requiem service.

Hundreds of thousands of Armenian citizens, representatives of Diaspora, numerous foreign guests are coming to Tsitsernakaberd memorial.

At the moment the heads of diplomatic missions are laying flowers to the monument.

The fact of the Armenian Genocide is recognized by many states. It was first recognized in 1965 by Uruguay. In general, the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey has already been recognized by Russia, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, and 42 U.S. states.

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