ArmInfo.Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who is on an official visit to Armenia, visited the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex for the victims of the Armenian Genocide, laying a wreath at the memorial and flowers to the eternal flame, paid tribute to the memory of the holy martyrs.
As ArmInfo was informed in the press service of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, the Greek delegation also visited the Museum-Institute and got acquainted with the exposition. The President of Greece left an entry in the book of Memory.
Pavlopoulos, in an interview with reporters, noted that the memory of the Armenian Genocide should be preserved, since if genocides are forgotten, such crimes against humanity will be repeated again. "This is a message from Yerevan to everyone. You see that such crimes are repeated in the world, and there are individuals who are the enemies of man and civilization. We experienced the same horror as the Armenians. I am immensely grateful to the President of Armenia and the Government for hospitality," the President said Greece, recalling the centuries- old common history, and pointing out the need to preserve a common memory. The President of Greece also planted a blue spruce in the Alley of Remembrance.
To note, Prokopis Pavlopoulos arrived in Yerevan at the invitation of Armenian President Armen Sarkissian. At the Zvartnots International Airport, the Greek President was met by Minister of the Environment Erik Grigoryan and his wife.
Then, at the residence of the President of the Republic of Armenia, the ceremony of meeting Armen Sarkissian with Prokopis Pavlopoulos and his wife Vlasia Pavlopoulos took place. Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and First Lady Nune Sarkissian welcomed the guests in Yerevan.