The recently re-elected Premier of New South Wales, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian will address the National Armenian Genocide Commemoration Evening on Wednesday 24th April 2019 in Sydney, marking the 104th Anniversary of the Genocide of the Armenians and other Christian minorities in the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
Last month, Ms Berejiklian – the grandchild of Armenian Genocide survivors – became the first female to be popularly elected as the Premier of Australia's largest state, after historically leading her party to election victory.
“We are honoured that the National Armenian Genocide Commemoration Evening will be graced by the presence of Premier Gladys Berejiklian,” said Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) Executive Director, Haig Kayserian. “It should not surprise us that after making history last month, the Premier's commitment to honouring and advancing the Armenian cause remains as steadfast as ever.”
The National Armenian Genocide Commemoration Evening, organised by the Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee (AGCC) of Australia, will include a keynote address by the Vice President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Dr. Melanie O'Brien.