Rafik Mansour, US Deputy Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, 2016-2019 Chargé d'Affaires of the US in Armenia, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial on November 30, accompanied by the employees of the US Embassy in Armenia.
Edita Gzoyan, acting director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, welcomed the guests, then accompanied them to the Genocide Memorial complex, presenting the history of its creation. She also narrated the history of the three khachkars placed in Tsitsernakaberd in memory of the Armenians who died in the massacres organised by the government of Azerbaijan in the cities of Sumgait, Kirovabad (Gandzak), and Baku at the end of the 20th century, as well as the stories of the five freedom fighters buried in front of the Memory Wall who died during the Artsakh struggle for survival. She emphasised the connection between the Armenian Genocide and contemporary acts of persecution and violence against Armenians and also referred to the historical and legal aspects of the Artsakh issue, describing Azerbaijan's anti-Armenian actions and propaganda.
They laid flowers at the Eternal Fire and observed a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
Edita Gzoyan, acting director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, expressing her thanks for their visit, presented the guest with books about the Armenian Genocide.