On 19 May, on the anniversary of the Greek Genocide in Pontus, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece to Armenia Evangelos Tournakis, state and public figures, AGMI Director Harutyun Marutyan, AGMI staff, and members of the Greek community in Armenia paid tribute to the memory of the victims of the Greek Genocide.
President of the Union of Greek Communities of Armenia Maria Lazareva delivered a commemorative speech. Ambassador Evangelos Tournakis and community representatives also gave speeches.
The wreath-laying ceremony was followed by the screening of the movie “Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of the Greeks.”
The commemoration ceremonies were concluded with a seminar-discussion dedicated to the anniversary of the Pontic Greek Genocide and the 200th anniversary of the Greek National Liberation Struggle. Head of AGMI Comparative Genocide Department Dr. Suren Manukyan, Head of AGMI Armenian Genocide Victims Documentation and Data Collection Department Dr. Shushan Khachatryan, and Senior Research Fellow at AGMI Department for Organizing Museum Exhibitions Dr. Tehmine Martoyan.