PRIME MINISTER OF SINGAPORE AT ARMENIAN GENOCIDE MUSEUM
Within the framework of his official visit to Armenia at the invitation of RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex accompanied with RA Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan.
The high-ranking guests were welcomed by AGMI Director Harutyun Marutyan, who presented to the guests the history and symbolism of the Genocide Monument.
Prime Minister of Singapore laid a wreath at the Genocide Monument and members of the accompanying delegation put flowers at the eternal fire and honored the memory of the innocent martyrs with a minute of silence.
The guests also visited the Genocide Museum where Lusine Abrahamyan AGMI deputy director, presented details about the Genocide History. She stressed the history of the Armenian community of Singapore in 19th-20th centuries, particularly focused on the assistance provided by the Singapore Armenians to their brethren in the Ottoman Empire after the 1890s massacres and later the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian community in Singapore, especially Sargis and Hakob Aratuns, being aware of their Armenian brothers’ sufferings in the Ottoman Empire raised large amounts of money to help them.
At the end of the visit Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loo left a note in the Memory Book of honorable guests and AGMI Director gifted to the Minister volumes of articles on the Armenian Genocide published in the American press.