Mrs. Nora Arissian, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic to Armenia and Consul Mr. Ahmad Hassan Alathba visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial on July 19.
The guests were welcomed by Harutyun Marutyan, AGMI Director, who told them the history of the creation of the Memorial.
They laid flowers at the Eternal Fire and honored the memory of the innocent martyrs with a minute’s silence. Harutyun Marutyan accompanied the guests to the Memory Wall, the reverse of which holds relics of foreign public figures, politicians, and missionaries who raised voices of protest against the Armenian Genocide carried out by the Ottoman government. The guests were introduced to the life and activities of Fayez al-Ghusein, an Arab jurist and witness of the Armenian massacres.
They also toured the Armenian Genocide Museum, accompanied by Mihran Minasyan, adviser to the director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and became acquainted with the permanent and temporary exhibitions in it, after which Mrs. Nora Arissian signed the Honorable Visitors’ Book.
At the end of the visit, expressing gratitude for their visit, Harutyun Marutyan presented the ambassador with books on the Armenian Genocide. The latter showed great interest in Edita Gzoyan, AGMI deputy director of scientific works, published work “The Aleppo Rescue Home: 1464 Accounts of Armenian Genocide Survivors” and said that she would inform the Aleppo Armenian community about it.