On June 20, the EP delegation visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial, accompanied by the Chairman of the Standing Committee on European Integration of the RA National Assembly, Arman Yeghoyan, and the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Victorin.
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, accompanied by Lusine Abrahamyan, and became acquainted with the permanent and temporary exhibitions. Afterwards, member of the delegation Bert-Jan Ruissen left a note in the Memory Book for Honorable Guests.