French president to visit Armenia next April to participate in centenary of Armenian genocide

French president to visit Armenia next April to participate in centenary of Armenian genocide

YEREVAN, April 25. / ARKA /. French President Francois Hollande plans to visit Armenia next April to participate in events that will mark the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Arm News TV channel reported.

The French president said he would work on the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide. According to him, what happened in 1915 in Turkey has one name - genocide.

The Armenian genocide was the first genocide committed in XX century. Turkey denies the accusation of massacres and the killing of one and a half million Armenians during World War I. 

The Armenian genocide is recognized by many countries, particularly by Uruguay, Russia, Germany, France, Netherlands, Vatican, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, Venezuela, Lebanon, 42 of the U.S. states, as well as by the parliaments of Greece, Cyprus, Argentina, Belgium, National Council of Switzerland, Common House of Canada, the Sejm of Poland, lower house of Italian parliament, European Parliament, World Council of Churches. -0-

15:26 25.04.2014

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