PARIS, France (Armenpress)—The Armenian National Committee of France hails the appointment of senior Socialist lawmaker Bruno Le Roux as new Interior Minister of France. Chairman of the Committee Harout Mardirosian stated that for years, Bruno Le Roux has been a devoted advocate of raising issues of Armenian concern.
“Together we have paid numerous visits to Armenia and Karabakh, and every time we reaffirmed our commitment to strengthen relations between Armenia and France. He was standing side by side with us in 2014 when commemorated the 100th anniversary of Jean Jaures’s death, as well as in 2015 when we held a conference at the French parliament over the reimbursements for the Armenian Genocide attended by the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I,” said Mardirosian.
He also added that it was with the direct participation and support of Le Roux that the French parliament discussed, voted and adopted the resolution recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide, as well as criminalizing its denial.
Former Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has been appointed Prime Minister, who in his turn replaced Manuel Valls after his resignation on December 6 in order to run for presidency.