Aznavour joins Swiss Armenian Genocide discussion at Swiss parliamen

Aznavour joins Swiss Armenian Genocide discussion at Swiss parliament

14:51 * 14.03.15

French-Armenian prominent singer and musician Charles Aznavour, who is
Armenia’s Ambassador to Switzerland has taken part in a discussion on
the Armenian Genocide at the Swiss Federal Assembly.

The event, entitled “Mets Yeghern 100 years on: Consequences of the
denial of the Armenian Genocide”, was attended by the co-chairmen of
the Armenia-Switzerland Parliamentary Friendship Group and National
Council and Council of States, reports the Foreign Ministry’s press
service.

Raymond Kevorkian, a French-Armenian historian and professor at the
French Institute of Geopolitics, delivered a lecture to introduce the
historical and legal aspects of the Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s denial
policies and their consequences.

Swiss parliamentarians later raised different issues, including but
not limited to, the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, the
situation in the Middle East, particularly with regard to Turkey’s
role in Syrian and Iraqi crises, the international community’s efforts
towards the prevention of crimes against humanity and installation of
“Streetlights of Memory” memorial in Geneva.

A book entitled “Armenian Genocide Memorial” (co-authored by of
Raymond Kevorkian and Yves Ternon) was presented at the end of the
meeting.

http://www.tert.am/en/news/2015/03/14/aznavur/1617381

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