Gatherings to be held in front of Turkish diplomatic representations in France on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Gatherings to be held in front of Turkish diplomatic representations in France on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

YREVAN, APRIL 21, ARMENPRESS. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Armenian community in France is planning to gather large numbers on April 24 for the commemoration of the Armenian genocide, ARF Bureau member Murad Papazian, co-chair of the Coordinating Council of Organizations, told Armenpress. Armenians from France, adding that preparations for the event are currently underway.

“We are in contact with French President Emmanuel Macron. We must work to organize the Armenian Genocide commemoration events properly. We are working to ensure that the event is followed by government representatives, the Mayor of Paris, regional representatives, and deputies. Of course, we will keep all the rules related to the coronavirus. By respecting the laws we must organize the demanding events of April 24e. We could not remain silent on April 24, 2021, ”he said.

According to him, what happened against the Armenians in Artsakh in 2020 is unacceptable, and the events organized by the Franco-Armenian community will also focus on this. He said Turkey’s participation in Azerbaijan’s recent war against Artsakh, Turkey’s expansionist policy should be expressed so that the international community condemns the actions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“Azerbaijan has achieved success in the war because Turkey was at its side not only with specialists, equipment, but also with jihadists. We must continue to raise, to criticize this so that the international community condemns Turkey’s actions. We must continue our fight for our fallen heroes. We must work for the restoration of Artsakh. It is important, Artsakh must regain its Armenian borders ”, he declared.

An Armenian Genocide commemoration event will be held in Paris on April 24 near the statue of Komitas. Various gatherings are expected to take place in different cities, including outside Turkey’s diplomatic representations.

Editing and translation by Aneta Harutyunyan

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