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Establishing Armenian Genocide commemoration day Macron's campaign pledge - MFA
2019-02-07 17:03:50

Establishing a day of Armenian Genocide commemoration was Emmanuel Macron’s campaign pledge, French Foreign Ministry said.

“In establishing this day of commemoration, the President is fulfilling his well-known pledge to honor French citizens of Armenian descent,” the Foreign Ministry said at a briefing.

The Ministry said the issue has been discussed with the Turkish authorities on many occasions“They have been informed of our positions just as we have been informed of theirs,” the Ministry said.

Emmanuel Macron said at an annual dinner of the Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations of France that France would declare April 24 as the day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide.