On September 19, the delegation headed by the Deputy Mayor of Nice visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial, accompanied by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Armenia, Olivier Decottignies.
The delegation was greeted by AGMI Senior tour guide Hasmik Martirosyan, 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.
Mr. Anthony Borré laid a wreath at the Genocide Monument, after which the members of the accompanying delegation put flowers at the Eternal Fire and observed a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
Hasmik Martirosyan accompanied the guests to Hushapat, in the reverse side of which contains, in special niches which house small jugs, soil from the graves of a number of foreign public figures, politicians, intellectuals, dignitaries and missionaries who raised their voices in protest against the widespread massacres and deportations of Armenians carried out by the Turkish governments in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The delegation then toured the Armenian Genocide Museum, and became acquainted with the permanent and temporary exhibitions, after which they left a notes in the Memory Book for Honorable Guests.