Hollande to visit Armenia on April 24

French President Francois Hollande is planning to visit Armenia on April 24, the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day,  Hürriyet Daily news reports, citing sources in the Elysee.

Hollande accepted the invitation of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in November 2012 to visit Armenia in 2013, the report said, adding that Hollande aims to issue a “strong genocide message” to the Armenian community living in France before local elections in 2014.

However, the French president will not bring forth the bill that criminalizes denial of Armenian genocide to the Senate due to “technical difficulties” in the Constitution, the source says.

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