Aznavour Takes Up Ambassador Post

Feb 13 2009

Veteran singer CHARLES AZNAVOUR is continuing to help citizens in
his homeland of Armenia – he has accepted a diplomatic post to help
the country forge stronger ties with Switzerland.

The crooner was born in France to Armenian parents, and was granted
citizenship of the former Soviet republic state last year (08).

He previously set up the Aznavour for Armenia committee to help
victims of a 1988 earthquake in the country, recording a charity
single to raise funds.

Now the 84-year-old has accepted a role of ambassador to Switzerland,
where he currently lives.

He says, "At first I hesitated, as I thought that this is no easy
matter. But then I thought that, in the end, what is important for
Armenia must be important for all of us. I accepted this proposal
with pleasure, joy and a deep feeling of honour."

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS