Armenian FM demands that circumstances of disappearance of Armenianf

ARMENIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY DEMANDS THAT CIRCUMSTANCES OF
DISAPPEARANCE OF ARMENIAN FLAG ARE FIND OUT

ArmenPress
Aug 1 2005

YEREVAN, AUGUST 1, ARMENPRESS: On July 30 the Armenian flag disappeared
from the territory of the Council of Europe’s building and the board
on which “Armenia” is written was bended. The Armenia’s permanent
representation in the Council of Europe immediately informed the
Council of Europe Security Services and demanded to put the Armenian
flag in its place as soon as possible.

Armenian Foreign Affairs Ministry press service said the Director of
the Council of Europe Secretary General’s Personal Office Jan-Lois
Loran was informed about the incident and apologized for it. At the
same time the office officials said that the Council of Europe Security
Services are responsible only for the security of the entrance of the
building and its inside. The cameras placed on the building follow
only the entrance and they do not observe the place where the flags
are hanging. The control of the building’s territory is implemented
by the French police which was informed about the incident.

At present the Armenian flag is hanging in its place. The Armenian
Foreign Affairs Ministry has addressed a note of protest to the Council
of Europe General Secretariat condemning the incident and demanded
to find out the circumstances and carry out relevant measures for
punishing the criminals. “Armenian Foreign Affairs Ministry resolutely
protests against the incident and demands to implement necessary
steps for preventing vandalism against the national symbols of the
Council of Europe member countries,” says the note

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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