Yerevan, July 19 (BNA): UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.H. Shaikh Abdulla bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Tuesday visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex as part of his official visit to Armenia.
According to the UAE News Agency (WAM), Shaikh Abdulla placed a wreath on the memorial commemorating the 1.5 million Armenians killed during the Armenian Genocide in 1915.
The UAE Minister also observed a minute’s silence for the victims, and placed flowers under a 1.5 metre deep “eternal flame”, which burns throughout the year in memory of those who died.
Shaikh Abdulla expressed his appreciation at the privilege of visiting the monument, stressing the UAE’s keenness to promote the values of tolerance and peaceful coexistence among people and spread those messages throughout the world.
The memorial, which was built in 1967, is located on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd overlooking Yerevan and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
Many thousands gather there on April 24th each year to mark Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, WAM said.