The delegation, led by Louise Mushikiwabo, the Secretary General of the La Francophonie International Organization, who had arrived in Armenia on a three-day visit, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial on October 5, accompanied by the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia Vahe Gevorgyan.
The guests were welcomed by AGMI Director Harutyun Marutyan, who presented them with the history of the creation of the Memorial. He also told them the story of 3 khachkars placed in Tsitsernakaberd Park, which are dedicated to the memory of the Armenians who perished during the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population within Azerbaijan at the end of the last century.
Louise Mushikiwabo laid a wreath at the Genocide Monument, after which the members of the delegation accompanying her placed flowers at the Eternal Flame and honored the memory of the innocent martyrs with a minute’s silence.
Mrs. Mushikiwabo also toured the Armenian Genocide Museum, saw with permanent and temporary exhibitions and left a note in the Honorable Guests’ Book. Mrs. Mushikiwabo also watered the fir tree she had planted in Memory Park at the end of her visit.
Expressing his thanks to Louise Mushikiwabo for the interest she showed during her visit, Mr. Marutyan presented her with copies of the latest AGMI publications.