Nalbandian Attends Unity March in Paris

An estimated one and a half million people marched through the streets of Paris on Sunday, congregating at the Place de la République (pictured). (Photo: Peter Dejong \ AP)

PARIS (ArmRadio)—On Sunday, Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian participated in the Unity March in Paris, symbolizing the international community’s solidarity with France in the fight against terrorism and intolerance. The March was dedicated to the memory of the victims of a terrorist attack in Paris that killed 17 people from Jan. 7 to 9.

More than 40 world leaders and scores of other officials arrived in Paris to take part in the March.

The President of the French Republic François Hollande received representatives from the international community in the Élysée Palace before the start of the March. Nalbandian conveyed the Armenian people’s condolences to the people of France, expressing support and solidarity.

On Jan. 7, Muslim gunmen entered the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris and opened fire on staff, killing 11 people, including the magazine’s editor and a police officer nearby. The attack was reportedly a response to drawings by humorists published in Charlie Hebdo, which depicted the Prophet Mohammad in ways that some Muslims found offensive. The gunmen then went on the run for two days, killing several other people before being shot dead by French police.

A fourth assailant, Hayat Boumeddiene, was never found and is still wanted. She is thought to have fled France since the attacks. French intelligence reports suggest she has fled to Syria through Turkey.

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  1. Areg said:

    What is the role of Turkey in this deadly attack? ISIS was created and supported by Turkish government. The attack on Der Zor Armenian Genocide Memorial was work of Turkey. The attack on Anjar was work of Turkey. The attack on Armenians in Haleb was work of Turkey. The recent attack on Armenian Catholic Church in Syria was work of Turkey.
    Turkey is loosing herself. As the Armenian Genocide Centenial is nearing, this sick man of Asia is showing her true characters by murdering and destruction.
    Turkey is in despair and confusion and to no surprise to antone she is offering help to the French government to ease the sorrow inflicted on French people by herself this Genocidal government.
    Would the civilized world leaders ever turn their faces away from Turkey, this plight of our world? Would
    the world finally realize that a Turk will always will remain a Turk, the same Genocidal, barbarian, savage, blood thirsty and rapist Turk?
    And why Turkey should pride herself of having a national pride and get offended of all of this sayings when in actuality she does not have anything of her own, to be proud of, and what she has today it is all stolen from others and Armenians in particular.
    And yet, the Western world leaders are so stupid and naive to hold Turkey’s hand and support her. Will this incident in France be a final wake up call to the West and will the West ever see the true face of Turkey and what she has in her sick mind?

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