June 1, 2017 - 22:36 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Charles Aznavour’s house-museum opened in downtown Yerevan today (June 1), in a solemn ceremony attended by the legendary singer, his son Nicolas Aznavour, President Serzh Sargsyan and a number of guests. Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan handed the symbolic keys to the museum to Charles Aznavour.
The ceremony also marked the launch of the Aznavour Foundation aiming to preserve the maestro’s cultural legacy. The foundation will also develop and implement educational and social programs.
“All of our joint efforts should be targeted at the development of Armenia to enable the youth to realize their dreams in the country, surrounded by their loved ones,” Aznavour said.
The singer noted that his decision to establish the foundation was prompted by seeing brilliant educational programs implemented in Armenia, historic monuments restored and new infrastructures created.
President Sargsyan, in turn, stated that “it’s an honor for Yerevan to host Charles Aznavour’s House-Museum.”
“Aznavour is truly a legend, a legend that belongs not only to France and Armenia, but also the humanity at large,” he added.