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MEMORIAL TO VICTIMS OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE OPENED IN MARSEILLES

Arka News Agency, Armenia April 25 2006

YEREVAN, April 25, 2006. /ARKA/. A memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915 has been unveiled in Marseilles, France. Attending the ceremony were Speaker of the RA Parliament Artur Baghdasaryan and RA Ambassador to France Eduard Nalbandyan.

A monument to the victims of the Armenian Genocide was also unveiled in Lyons on April 24. The ceremony was attended by Mayor of Lyons, Senator Gerar Colomb and RA Ambassador to France Eduard Nalbandyan.

In his speech, the RA Ambassador pointed out that the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by France and existence of 50 monuments to the victims throughout the country are perceived as manifestation of solidarity by the Armenian people.

The Armenian Genocide, first genocide of the 20th century, was organized and committed by the Government of Young Turks in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Over 1.5mln Armenians were slaughtered. The Armenian Genocide has been officially recognized by many countries.


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