"Never Again" should not be just a slogan: Madagascar’s foreign minister visits Armenian Genocide Memorial

Armenpress News Agency, Armenia
 Friday


"Never Again" should not be just a slogan: Madagascar's foreign
minister visits Armenian Genocide Memorial



YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 23, ARMENPRESS. As people full of respect towards
humanity we have a constant obligation to the memory of the innocent
victims who just wanted to live, Henry Rabary-Njaka - minister of
foreign affairs of Madagascar, wrote in the Honorary Guest Book of the
Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, reports Armenpress.

The minister arrived in Armenia over the organization issues of the
visit of the President of Madagascar to the upcoming Francophonie
summit which will be held in Yerevan in autumn.

“As people, who respect humanity, we also have a constant memory
obligation to the memory of the innocent victims, to the children,
adolescents, youth, women and men who were just asking for allowing
them to live. The whole humanity should learn lessons from these
terrible events so that the history will no longer be repeated in this
direction. “Never Again” should not be just a slogan, we should live
like that. We pay tribute to the memory of all Armenian victims”,
Henry Rabary-Njaka said.

The delegation members of Madagascar’s foreign ministry laid flowers
at the Eternal Flame in the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial, then toured the
Museum-Institute and got acquainted with the history of the Armenian
Genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century.

The foreign minister told reporters that before visiting Armenia he
got acquainted with these events and said with regret that today as
well similar terrible events repeat throughout the world.

In response to the question of ARMENPRESS according to which “Armenia
assumed the leader’s role in prevention of genocides, how can
Madagascar assist our country in this regard”, the foreign minister
said: “The current leadership of Madagascar shows a great respect to
human rights, humanity, of course, the fact that now we are in our
friendly country already means that we share the same values with
Armenia”.

English – translator/editor: Aneta Harutyunyan

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