On September 19, the delegation led by the chairman of the Environment Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, Jana Krutáková, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial, accompanied by the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environmental Protection of the RA National Assembly, Vahe Ghalumyan, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Petr Pirunčík.
The delegation was greeted by Lusine Abrahamyan, the AGMI Deputy Director for Museum Affairs, who narrated the history of the creation of the Memorial. She also presented the guests with the history of the three khachkars placed in the Tsitsernakaberd area in memory of the Armenians who died in the massacres in the cities of Sumgait, Kirovabad (Gandzak) and Baku in the last century organised by the Azerbaijani government, and the stories of the five freedom fighters buried in front of Hushapat during the Artsakh war, emphasizing the connection between what happened and the Armenian Genocide.
Members of the delegation put flowers at the Eternal Fire and observed a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
The delegation then toured the Armenian Genocide Museum, and became acquainted with the permanent and temporary exhibitions, after which Jana Krutáková left a note in the Memory Book for Honorable Guests.