Memorial services for Armenian Officer Gurgen Margaryan in France and Russia

A memorial service for Armenian Officer Gurgen Margaryan, murdered by Azerbaijani Ramil Safarov, was held at St. Hovahannes Mkrtich Church in Paris. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Armenian Embassy in France, the Representation of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, a number of members of the Armenian Community of France.

In attendance were Armenian Ambassador to France Vigen Chitechyan, the leaders of the Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations of France.

After the service the participants marched to the Yerevan Park in Paris, where they laid wreaths at the Komitas Statue on behalf of Armenians of Armenia, Artsakh and France.

Services commemorating Gurgen Margaryan were offered in Armenian Churches of Marseille, Lyon and other cities.

On February 16 a memorial service for Gurgen Margaryan was held in Moscow. The ceremony was attended by leaders of the Armenian Union of Russia, the Russian-Armenian Cooperation NGO, the “Ararat” cultural Union, and a number of other guests.

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