The delegation of Sweden led by Speaker of Riksdag Andreas Norlén, who are in Armenia on an official visit at the invitation of Speaker of Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute said on Facebook.
The delegation members were accompanied by Armenia’s Vice Speaker of Parliament Lena Nazaryan and Ambassador to Sweden Alexander Arzumanyan.
Director of the Museum-Institute Harutyun Marutyan introduced the guests on the history of the construction of the Memorial and its meaning.
The Speaker of Swedish Riksdag laid a wreath at the Memorial. The delegation members laid flowers at the Eternal Flame and paid tribute to the memory of the innocent victims with a moment of silence. The delegation also visited the Armenian Genocide Museum, got acquainted with the exhibits and the details relating to the history of the Armenian Genocide.
At the end of the visit Andreas Norlén left a note in the Honorary Guest Book which says: “Thank you for helping us not to forget what should never be forgotten”.
The Swedish Parliament adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide on March 11, 2010.