Abdullatif Jamal Rashid, President of the Republic of Iraq, who arrived in Armenia on an official visit, headed a delegation visiting the Armenian Genocide memorial complex, accompanied by Vahan Kerobyan, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, on November 22, 2023.
Edita Gzoyan, Acting Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, welcomed the guests. She accompanied them to the Genocide Memorial complex, presenting the history of its creation.
President Rashid placed a wreath at the memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, after which the guests accompanying him laid flowers at the Eternal Fire and observed a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. President Rashid then planted a silver fir at the Memory Park.
Mihran Minassian, AGMI Director’s Advisor, led the guests through the permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Armenian Genocide Museum. President Rashid left a note in the Memory Book for Honouable Guests, stating, “We confirm that the Armenian Genocide is the first modern genocide, which laid the foundation for the term genocide to be coined in 1944. It was a barbaric way to exterminate the Armenian people in peacetime and or wartime. We condemn attempts to subject any nation to genocide and emphasize the importance of human rights protection. May the souls of the victims rest in eternal peace, and may Armenia continue to develop”.
AGMI Acting Director Edita Gzoyan expressed gratitude for the president’s visit and presented him with a book about the Armenian Genocide in Arabic.