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Both France’s presidential candidates Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande will participate in the ceremony dedicated to 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Tuesday evening, Libération writes referring to AFP.

They will lay wreaths at the monument to Komitas and will deliver speeches, said chairman of Coordination Council of Armenian organizations of France Mourad Papazian.

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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