Canada’s Trudeau honors Armenian Genocide victims in Yerevan’s Tsitsernakaberd Memorial

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial today to pay tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide.

Acting Mayor of Yerevan Kamo Areyan and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan accompanied Trudeau during the visit.

Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Harutyun Marutyan presented the history of creation of the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex to the Canadian PM.

Trudeau also toured the museum-institute and signed the guestbook in both English and French.

“An incredibly moving tribute to those who so unjustly lost their lives. Canadians will always stand tall against the hatred and violence that fueled such terrible acts,” Trudeau signed in English.

“Today our thoughts are with the victims of the Armenian Genocide and we solemnly swear to never allow history to be repeated,” the Canadian PM said in French.

He also planted a symbolic fir tree in the Tsitsernakaberd park.

The Canadian Senate adopted a resolution back in 2002 recognizing the Armenian Genocide.

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