On November 3, the delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, Annalena Baerbock, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial, accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Paruyr Hovhannisyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Germany Victor Yengibaryan and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Armenia Victor Richter.
The guests were welcomed by Edita Gzoyan, acting director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, who accompanied the guests to the Armenian Genocide Memorial, presenting the history of the creation of the Memorial complex.
Mrs. Annalena Baerbock laid a wreath at the memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, after which the accompanying guests put flowers at the Eternal Fire and observed a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
Mrs. Gzoyan accompanied the guests to the Memory Wall, which contains, in special niches in its reverse side, small containers of soil taken from the graves of a number of 19th and 20th century foreign public figures, politicians, intellectuals and missionaries who raised voices of protest against the massacres and deportations of Armenians carried out by the Turkish government.
The members of the delegation from Germany listened with particular interest to the pro-Armenian activities of Germans Johannes Lepsius and Armin Wegner.