ArmInfo.Armenian President Armen Sarkissian sent a message in connection with the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, the press service of the president informs.
According to the source, the message reads, in particular: "Today, the entire Armenian people, together with the advanced humanity on all continents of the world, honor the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
April 24 is the day of memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide organized and carried out at the state level in Ottoman Turkey at the state level. This is the day of commemoration of the tragedy of our numerous compatriots who were subjected to violence in their historic cradle and compatriots expelled from their native land. This is a day to once again recall the spiritual, material and cultural values we lost, once again announce to the world the gravest crime against humanity - genocide, call for a sober assessment and fight against denial, "the president noted. Sarkissan stressed that April 24th is not only a memorial day for us, but also a day of resurrection.
"The impunity of the Armenian Genocide opened the door to subsequent serious crimes against humanity and genocides. Let's recall the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda and other tragedies. This should be a lesson of vigilance for all. International recognition and condemnation of this terrible crime committed against humanity should be an important step in order to prevent its recurrence anywhere in the world. We express our gratitude to all those states, international structures and organizations, spiritual shepherds and political leaders, cultural figures, representatives of academic and scientific circles, individuals who express their solidarity with the Armenian people, recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide, "said Sarkissian. At the same time, the president noted that today, bowing our heads in front of the memory of the Holy Martyrs, we are at the same time testifying to our unbending will to survive and rebuild our Homeland. "The duty of the heirs who survived, our duty is to rally around our national aspirations, to remain true to our identity and our values, to stimulate the creative force of the people, to create a dynamically developing modern Armenia, which will be a source of pride for all Armenians of the world and will be able to protect the enduring rights of the Armenian people'', the President of Armenia concluded.