On January 17, the delegation headed by Berenice Juarez Navarrete, the president of the Armenia-Mexico friendship group of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico, who arrived in Armenia on a working visit, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial, accompanied by Gurgen Arsenyan, the head of the Armenian-Mexico friendship group of the National Assembly of the republic of Armenia, and Armella Shakaryan, the Armenian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Mexican States.
The guests were welcomed by Harutyun Marutyan, AGMI Director who narrated the history of the creation of the Memorial. He also presented them with the history of the three khachkars placed in the Tsitsernakaberd area in memory of the Armenians who died in the massacres in the cities of Sumgait, Kirovabad (Gandzak) and Baku in the last century organised by the Azerbaijani government. He also related the stories of the five freedom fighters buried in front of the Memory Wall (Hushapat) who were killed during the Artsakh war, emphasizing the connection between what happened and the Armenian Genocide.
The Mexican guests put flowers at the Eternal Fire and observed a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. They also toured the Armenian Genocide Museum accompanied by AGMI senior guide Anjel Tevekelyan, becoming acquainted with the permanent and temporary exhibitions there. At the end of the visit Mrs. Berenice Juarez Navarrete made a note in the Memory Book for Honourable Guests.