February 19
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We are here today with strong feelings and emotion. On behalf of France I pay tribute to all those who fell, “taken the Sun into their eyes,” those who “just wanted to live.”

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday wrote the abovementioned in the book of honor guests of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia.

“France has uncovered the genocide—still in 1915 by intellectuals. And it has accepted [Armenian] children and families who were escaping from the genocide, and who made our nation more inspired,” Macron also wrote. “France will never forget, and it will fight for truth and recognition.

“This sad respect to those who fell. For our and future generations.”

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