YEREVAN — More than 60 delegations, both representing states and international organizations, will take part in April 24 events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey, according to Vigen Sarkisian, the Head of Staff of the President’s Office and the President of the State Commission Coordinating the Armenian Genocide Centennial Events..
Sarkisian said that the foreign delegations will be led by heads of state, speakers and deputy speakers of parliament, foreign ministers, other ministers.
It has already been confirmed that among the world leaders coming to Armenia for the commemoration events will include Presidents of Cyprus, France, Russia and Serbia.
On April 23 the canonization of the Armenian Genocide victims will take place at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
The same day the System Of A Down rock band will give a concert at the Republic Square. “The admission is free, but the number of people will be restricted,” he said.
On April 24 citizens will be allowed to Tsitsernakaberd starting from 1 p.m., as official delegations will visit the Memorial in the morning.
The traditional candlelight vigil will start from 20:15. An international orchestra comprising 123 musicians from 43 countries will performs a concert titled “Revival.” Works by Armenian composers of the past 100 years will be performed.