President of France Emmanuel Macron will be attending the banquet organized by the Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations of France and has confirmed his participation. This is what Armenian National Committee France Director Hratch Varjabedian told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
“The banquet will be held on January 29 and will be attended by not only the President of France, but also the mayors of Paris, Marseille and Lyon, several ministers, MPs, Armenia’s ambassador and several renowned French and Armenian figures. Turkish historian Taner Akcam is also invited to the banquet during which he will be awarded for his contributions to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. This is the fourth year that the President of France is attending the banquet,” he stated.
According to Varjabedian, this banquet is important from the perspective of advancement of Armenian lobbying and in terms of the unity of the Armenian community. “We will also raise the issue of selling products and weapons to Azerbaijan, just like we raised it last year,” he said.