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PRESIDENT OF LEBANON VISITED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE MEMORIAL COMPLEX AND MUSEUM


22.02.2018


President of the Republic of Lebanon Michel Aoun, who has arrived in Armenia on a state visit at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex and Museum accompanied by the RA Minister of Territorial Administration and Development Davit Lokyan and Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan.

Acting Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Gevorg Vardanyan introduced to the President of Lebanon the construction history of the memorial complex and its symbolism. The president of Lebanon laid a wreath at the Monument, and the members of delegation put flowers at the eternal fire, by honoring the memory of the innocent martyrs with a minute of silence. President and his delegation also visited the Armenian Genocide Museum, where the AGMI deputy-director Lousine Abrahamyan introduced the history of the first Genocide of the 20th century. President Michel Aoun left a note in the Book of Honorable Guests. The AGMI Acting Director handed Golden Medal for high-ranking guests visiting the museum to the President of Lebanon.

The guests also visited the Memory Alley, where the Lebanese President planted a nominal fir. This is the second fir planted by the presidents of Lebanon. In 2001 and 2011, the former Presidents of Lebanon Emil Lahoud and Michel Suleiman also visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex and Museum.

On April 3, 1997, the National Assembly of Lebanon adopted a resolution recognizing April 24 as the Day of Commemoration of the Armenian massacres and on May 11, 2000, the National Assembly of Lebanon recognized and condemned the Armenian Genocide.










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