Assyrian genocide monument to be unveiled in Yerevan

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PanARMENIAN.Net – The Assyrian people of Armenia took a historic step to preserve their heritage and history by honoring victims of the Assyrian genocide, committed by the Ottoman government during WWI (1914-1918), AINA reported.

According to Mr. Arsen Mikhaylov, the Chapter Secretary of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) in Armenia, preparations are under way for the upcoming official unveiling of the Assyrian genocide monument in Yerevan on April 25, 2012.

The special program is organized by the AUA in collaboration with Assyrian Armenian Association (Atour). The unveiling will commence at 3:00 pm in Yerevan, at the crossroads of Moskovyan and Nalbandyan streets, AINA says.

Mr. Mikhaylov noted that he expects a number of representatives from the government to attend the unveiling. A large number of guests are expected from overseas, including Mr. Hermiz Shahen, the Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance from Australia, Mr. David David, The president of the Assyrian Australian National Federation and the Regional Secretary of AUA in Australia and New Zealand, Mr. Edwin Babeleh Khanshan, Regional Secretary of Homeland from Iran, Dr. Anahit Khosroeva, Ph.D., a Senior Researcher in the Institute of History, National Academy of Science From The Republic of Armenia, and Mr. Sabri Atman, Director of the Assyrian Genocide Research Center (Seyfo Center) in Sweden. Among the guests will also be representatives from the Assyrian Armenian organizations.

The Armenian Chapter of the Assyrian Universal Alliance and the Assyrian Association of Armenia are extending an open invitation to all Assyrians around the globe to attend this important memorial ceremony.

“The AUA will be pleased and honored to see participation by non-Assyrians as a measure of support for the Assyrian nation’s demand for justice, and the condemnation of genocide in general,” said Mr. Mikhaylov.

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