YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–President Robert Kocharian–the First Lady and Catholicos of All Armenia’s Karekin II attended the world famous French-Armenian Charles Aznavour’s charitable concert titled "Merry Christmas to the Children of Armenia" in Paris on December 13.
French President Jacques Chirac and First Lady–the mayor of Paris–deputies and members of the Senate–and French political figures were also present at the concert.
A brief conversation took place between the presidents of Armenia and France and Karekin II and Charles Aznavour during the interval. Kocharian thanked the singer for his charitable action and continuous aid to Armenia. After the concert–Charles Aznavour hosted a charitable dinner party that was attended by philanthropists of Armenian descent who had come to Paris from different countries around the world. A total of $825,000 was raised from the concert and dinner party. The amount will be doubled by the Social Investment Fund and used to construct schools in Armenia.