LUSIGNAN, FRANCE — The solemn opening ceremony and consecration of the cross­stone dedicated to the last Armenian king Leo V (also known in the Armenian historiography as Leo VI), perished fighters struggling for the freedom of France, and the Armenian Genocide victims was held in the French city of Lusignan.

The event was attended by the Minister of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia Hranush Hakobyan and the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to France Vigen Chitechyan. A number of French officials, as well as representatives of the Armenian community and guests were present at the event.

The cross­stone was placed through the combined efforts of the Lusignan Municipality, the Ararat Association, the “Association of Former French­Armenian Fighters and Resistance Fighters” and the Commission Coordinating the Events Dedicated to the 100 th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in France.

During the visit, Armenia’s Minister of Diaspora meet with members of the France Regional Committee in charge of Coordinating the Events Dedicated to the 100 th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, as well as members of community organizations.

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