Memorial to Women Victims of Armenian Genocide Unveiled in Paris


Memorial to women victims of Armenian Genocide unveiled in Paris
PARIS (Panorama) – On March 8, on the initiative of La Croix Bleue des Arméniens de France, as part of the events dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide and on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, 100 roses were planted in Yerevan Park in Paris in commemoration of women victims of the Armenian Genocide.
Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and Ambassador of Armenia to France Vigen Chitechian headed the unveiling of the memorial, near the Statue of Komitas, the press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry reported.
Numerous members of the Council of Paris, politicians, public figures and officials, representatives of cultural and media circles, hundreds of French Armenians and Paris residents participated in the event.
In his remarks, Chitechian expressed gratitude to the authorities of Paris and France for their stressed caring and constant attitude to the commemoration of the predecessors of their citizens of Armenian origin.
The Ambassador’s speech was followed by the unveiling ceremony.
The inscription of the memorial reads: “In commemoration of the women victims of the Armenian Genocide, those who disappeared without a trace, as well as those who survived and conveyed the memory.”

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