French Senate delegation to attend Armenian Genocide commemoration

French Senate delegation to attend Armenian Genocide commemoration

PanARMENIAN.Net - The President of the French Senate Gérard Larcher will lead a delegation to Armenia to participate in events commemorating the 106th anniversary of the Genocide.

The French delegation will arrive in the country at the invitation of the President of the Armenian National Assembly, Ararat Mirzoyan.

Senator Valérie Boyer will also be visiting Armenia to pay tribute the memory of the victims at Tsitsernakaberd, the memorial complex in Yerevan, Boyer herself said in a tweet. Boyer has been a staunch supporter of the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and a bill she authored was approved by the National Assembly in December 2011.

On April 24, 1915, a large group of Armenian intellectuals was rounded up and assassinated in Constantinople by the Ottoman government. On April 24, Armenians worldwide will be commemorating the 106th anniversary of the Genocide which continued until 1923. Some three dozen countries, hundreds of local government bodies and international organizations have so far recognized the killings of 1.5 million Armenians as Genocide. Turkey denies to this day.

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