Thierry Kovacs, Mayor of Vienna, President of ViennAgglo and regional councilor, received officially at the Vienna City Hall on October 21, ahead of a conference at the MCA Vienna, Hovhannes Gevorkian, representative of the Republic of Karabakh in France, François Rochebloine, MP of the Loire and president of the friendship circle France-Karabakh and Loussiné Movsisyan, vice-consul of Armenia in Lyon, in the presence of representatives of the Viennese Armenian community.
On this occasion, Thierry Kovacs recalled the friendship between the City of Vienna and the Armenian people, fed by an old presence of Armenian survivors of the genocide in Vienna, and thus a common history that has contributed to the development and influence City and at the same time that the Viennese can remain indifferent today to all aspects of near or far to the Armenian cause.
This is so in respect of the fight karabaghtsi people’s right to live freely on their land, to exist as a sovereign nation and willing to build an exemplary democracy. A friendship charter had also been signed in February 2014 between Vienna and Hadrut in Karabakh in order to materialize this support Viennese residents of Karabakh.
This charter was challenged by the State representative in the department earlier this year and it was therefore ordered the Vienna mayor not to pursue this cooperation with the City of Hadrut.
On the occasion of this meeting with Mrs. Movsisyan, gentlemen Guevorkian and Rochebloine Thierry Kovacs has held in the name of friendship between Vienna and Armenia but also in terms of its numerous meetings with the French of Armenian origin as the Armenians of Armenia, to indicate that under no circumstances can be no question for him to yield to the dictates of the state and the French government.
1 Thierry Kovacs announced that the Charter of friendship between the City of Vienna and Hadrut not only would not be removed but it is still relevant;
2 He officially requested the President Rochebloine who agreed to join the Friendship Circle France-Karabakh;
3 He said that during an upcoming trip to Goris, twin city of Vienna, he would visit the Nagorno Karabakh Hadrut and specifically to strengthen the bonds of friendship.
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