On October 16, Nicos Dendias, the minister of foreign affairs of the Hellenic Republic, Avet Adonts, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Fadeh Charchoghlyan, Armenian Ambassador to Greece and Evangelos Tournakis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece to Armenia, visited the Armenian Genocide memorial. Harutyun Marutyan, the director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, welcomed the high-ranking guests and presented the history of the construction of the memorial. Minister Dendias laid a wreath at the memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, laid flowers at the eternal fire and observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims.
The delegation, led by Minister Dendias, also visited the Armenian Genocide Museum, where Lousine Abrahamyan, the deputy director of the museum presented the documents and exhibits related to the first genocide of the 20th century. At the end of the visit, Nicos Dendias made a note in the Memory Book of Honorable Guests, where he particularly noted:
“Oblivion of evil in the world is the perfect recipe for repetition”.
After making the note, AGMI director Harutyun Marutyan presented to Minister Dendias five volumes of articles on the Armenian Genocide composed by Archimandrite of the Mekhitarist Congregation of Venice Father Vahan Ohanyan and Australian-Armenian figure Ara Ketipyan, published in 1890-1922 in the U. S. press.