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Armenia's acting PM to attend ceremony marking First World War armistice centenary
2018-11-09 19:08:30

 

Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will leave for France for a working visit.

In Paris Nikol Pashinyan will participate in the ceremony dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the armistice that put an end to World War First. He will also attend the Paris Peace Conference.

The Paris Peace Conference, also known as Versailles Peace Conference, was the meeting of the victorious Allied Powers following the end of World War I to set the peace terms for the defeated Central Powers.

Involving diplomats from 32 countries and nationalities, the major or main decisions were the creation of the League of Nations, as well as the five peace treaties with the defeated states; the awarding of German and Ottoman overseas possessions as "mandates", chiefly to Britain and France; reparations imposed on Germany; and the drawing of new national boundaries (sometimes with plebiscites) to better reflect ethnic boundaries.

This Sunday, November 11, 2018, will mark the passing of 100 years since the end of World War I—the “war to end all wars.”

In 1918, on “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” in a forest near the French city of Compiègne, French, British, and German leaders met and signed an armistice that officially ended a horrific conflict that claimed the lives of more than 16 million people over four years.

Earlier this month, Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, inaugurated a series of commemorations of the centenary, combining messages of remembrance with warnings about the recent growth of nationalism in the world.