YEREVAN (Armenpress)—France will be participating in the Armenian Genocide commemorations in Armenia on April 24 with about 120 delegates, French Ambassador to Armenia Jean-François Charpentier told journalists in Yerevan, adding that the French Embassy in Armenia is currently working on organizing President François Hollande’s visit to Armenia. “Francois Hollande will be arriving in Yerevan with quite a large delegation consisting of nearly 120 delegates. There is still no information about the composition of the delegation. I can simply add that the delegation will include members of the French-Armenian community,” Charpentier said.
April 24th marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by Ottoman Turkey. Several delegations from different countries will be visiting Armenia. Notably, French Presidents François Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin have announced their intentions to attend the commemorations.
A Swiss delegation will also visit Armenia, Switzerland’s Ambassador to Armenia Luke Gasser said. Gasser said details about the delegation will be revealed in the upcoming fortnight. “However, at this moment, I can declare that the Parliament of Switzerland will be represented by quite a large delegation at Tsitsernakaberd,” Gasser said.