Ceremony Dedicated To Memory Of Armenian Genocide Victims Takes Plac

CEREMONY DEDICATED TO MEMORY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE VICTIMS TAKES PLACE AT RA EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON

Noyan Tapan
Armenians Today
Apr 27 2006

WASHINGTON, APRIL 27, NOYAN TAPAN – ARMENIANS TODAY. A ceremony
dedicated to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims took place
on April 24 in the territory of the RA Embassy in Washington. More
than 500 American Armenians, among them representatives of
Armenian-American organizations and the Armenian Apostolic Church,
friends of the Armenian people participated in the ceremony. Wreaths
were laid to the khachkars (cross stone) placed in the territory
of the Embassy on behalf of the RA Embassy, the NKR representation,
Armenian organizations in Washington and individuals. Spiritual heads
of the Surb Mariam Astvatsatsin and Surb Khach Armenian churches of
Washington implemented requiem ceremony in the memory of the Genocide
victims. As Noyan Tapan was informed by the RA Foreign Ministry’s Press
and Information Department, RA Ambassador to U.S. Tatul Margarian made
a speech during the memorial ceremony, who attached importance to the
activity implemented by the Diaspora in the affair of the international
recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The Ambassador mentioned that
the issue of the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide
is on the agenda of the RA foreign policy. Emphasizing the unity
of Armenian organizations in the issue, T.Margarian also emphasized
the importance of existence of the independent state of Armenia in
the issue of reaching success in the work done in the direction of
international recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

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