The president of the County Council of Bouches-du-Rhône, Martine Vassal, inaugurated on April 19 evening a banner in memory of the 1915 genocide.
The sentences were well constructed and the words chosen were strong. President South CCAF, Simon Azilazian set the tone for an evening where Armenians Bouches du Rhône were invited to County Council in Marseille for the unveiling of a banner in memory of the genocide victims.
“Despite the centenary of the many tragic events of 1915 marked by actions in France, Europe and around the world, led by Erdogan Turkey continues its disinformation campaign, and denial-fixing. It approves the Azerbaijani aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh. Today, Jihadism and Pan-Turkism are one. With Erdogan, Turkey has become an Islamo-fascist state that imprisons journalists. Between Daesch and Europe, Turkey has to choose. Our duty of memory beyond the framework of the Armenian Genocide. Our values are: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. We say yes to peace and no to war “insisted Simon Azilazian during his speech applauded at length.
Invited to speak, the MP Valérie Boyer said that “Nagorno-Karabakh is an Armenian land” and denounced “the indifference of the media that does not treat Azerbaijani aggression with the complicity of Turkey against the Armenians of this Republic.
President of the Departmental Council of Bouches-du-Rhône, Martine Vassal, believed “we need to have the United Armenian associations to demand the recognition of the Genocide of 1915. It is encouraging to see the new generation represented by Scouts continue this fight. I salute the spirit of resistance of the Armenian people and its dignity, courage and strength. We must combat Holocaust denial and must awaken consciences. It is time that the Turkish state is changing. I think the French government is cautious about what is happening in Karabakh, “concluded Martine Vassal which stated that on May 23, the County Council of the Bouches du Rhône will receive Charles Aznavour. In June, she will visit Armenia with a delegation of elected officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce French Armenian.
We noted in the audience attendance Maurice Di Nocera, Deputy Mayor of Marseille and Departmental Councillor Didier Parakian, Deputy Mayor of Marseille. JAF was represented by the President and by Pascal Julien Harounyan Chamassian. FRA Dashnaksoutioun was also represented. Raffi Delanian and Karen Khurshudian headed the delegation of the Apostolic Scouts. It also noted the presence of Pastor Gilbert Leonian and Father Aram, representing the Prado Cathedral.
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