This is the first Armenian Genocide monument in Sweden. It was opened by the municipal authorities on the initiative of the commission on the coordination of Armenian Genocide centenary events. The words “We will never forget” are inscribed on the monument in Armenian, Aramaic, Greek and Swedish.
Representatives of state and municipal authorities, diplomats, journalists, and members of Armenian and Assyrian communities were present at the ceremony.
Armenian Ambassador to Sweden Artak Apitonyan in his remarks stressed the significance of opening such monuments and expressed hope that the process of recognition that has started in the Turkish society will become stronger and it is not far away when Turkey’s representative will make a speech during an event commemorating the first genocide of the 20th century.