YEREVAN.- Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent a condolence message to the French President , Emmanuel Macron, after a fire ravaged the world-famous Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. The message reads, in part:
"Honorable President, we are shocked by the tragedy that took place in Paris. Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the most significant and beloved symbols of the European civilization and the entire Christian world. For Armenians, it is a unique embodiment of the French culture and spiritual heritage which we have identified with Paris and its centuries-old history.
Armenia expresses its solidarity with the French people and shares their feelings.
At the same time, we hope that all of us will take the necessary steps to restore the former look of the temple. "