PARIS — On April 28, Armenia Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian participated at the opening of an exhibition, entitled “Paris hosts Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute”, presentation of special issue of Politique Internationale, dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centenary, and traditional reception devoted to the Genocide.
Representatives of different religious communities, Charles Aznavour, dozens of Ambassadors accredited to Paris, members of the French Parliament and deputies of local authorities, Deputy Mayor of Yerevan, Leaders of French Armenian organizations took part in the events with nearly 2000 attendees held on the initiative of Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo.
Accompanied by Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan and curator of the exhibition Raymond Kevorkian, Foreign Minister of Armenia and Mayor of Paris toured the Paris City Hall’s exhibition halls, familiarizing themselves with exhibits.
The exhibition that is open until July 4 was organized by Paris City Hall, in cooperation with the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Embassy of Armenia in France, Yerevan City Hall, French-Armenian Centennial Central Body.
Thousands of billboards in Paris read the exhibition advertisement.
Opening the event at the Paris Great Reception Hall, in front of 2000 attendees, Anne Hidalgo mentioned that it was a tribute paid in the memory of Armenians annihilated 100 years ago during the Armenian Genocide, as well as an expression of gratitude to those survived Armenians and their descendants, who, resided in France, have brought their considerable input in the development of France. According to Anne Hidalgo, it is an honour to host at the halls of the City Hall exhibition of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and thus making citizens and guests of Paris getting acquainted with the history of the Armenian Genocide. She mentioned that about 60 schools of Paris are on list to attend the exhibition.