Polish President Visits Dzidzernagapert

Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski at Dzidzernagapert

YEREVAN—As part of his official visit to Armenia, Polish Prsident Bronislaw Komorowski visited the Dzidzernagapert Memorial Complex and placed a wreath at the Memorial for the Armenian Genocide victims.

The Polish delegation headed by President Komorowski also visited Armenian Genocide Museum, where they took a guided tour of the museum.

“I pay tribute to the victims. Poland also had a dramatic history. With a deep sympathy we bow to the tragedy of the Armenian people,” said a message left by Komorowski in the memorial book.

Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan presented Komorowski a gold medal which is given to high-ranking officials who visit the Armenian Genocide Museum.

At the conclusion of his visit, the Polish president planted a fir at the Memorial Alley at Dzidzernagaper.

Komorowski arrived in Armenia Thursday and was welcomed at the presidential palace with an official welcoming ceremony.

During a meeting with President Serzh Sarkisian issues of strengthening ties between the two countries were discussed, following which agreements were signed in the fields of culture, education and agriculture.

“We are confident that Armenian-Polish relations have a bright future because on the one hand they stem from a centuries-long friendship… on the other hand, we share common values which allows us to speak about further strengthening of bilateral relations,” said Sarkisian who congratulated Poland for assuming the European Union chairmanship.

The President of Poland thanked Sarkisian for the invitation and warm welcome, noting that “This is a very important moment for Poland and for your region, since Poland is presiding over the EU. It is important for Armenia because your country has embarked on the road of Euro-integration.

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3 Comments

  1. manooshag said:

    The Polish people has suffered greatly from the Nazi Germans and too, the USSR. Also, in our Armenian history – in the 17th century – Armeniansfleeing persecutions had been welcome to Poland.

  2. www.Voskanapat.info said:

    Before coming to Tsitsernakaberd, the Polish President went to Bazarbaijan where he had to listen to its Sultan Ilham Heydar-ugly Alieyv’s fairy tails about fictitious ancient “Azeris” contributing to the development of Polish nation.

    In response, Armenian President was able to produce dozens of Armenian-Polish famous people who are really known in Poland for centuries. Unfortunately, oil and gas politics are more important to EU which Poland is a part of…

  3. Hrant K. said:

    Poland is the country, where Holocaust (Auschwitz) took place, and Raphael Lempkin came from.

    It is a disgrace, while the Polish President is confirming the Historic fact and acknowledging it, the

    real victims’ descendants of the Shoah are still hesitant about recognizing THE FIRST GENOCIDE OF

    THE 20TH CENTURY! Maneuvering with the Genocide fact is even a greater Sin and Disgrace! How would

    they have felt about the fact, that if till today the Holocaust wasn’t recognized? Let the hesitators switch

    shoes with the Armenians and think a little bit, what they have been doing for 96 years, and look

    into the mirror!

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