A cross-stone dedicated to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims was unveiled in the French city of Aix-en-Provence on February 28.
The opening of the cross-stone became possible thanks to the joint efforts of the City Hall, the local Armenian community and the Hays Club with support from the Armenian Embassy in France and the Armenian Consulate General in Marseille.
Mayor of Aix-en-Provence Maryse Joissains-Masini noted in her opening remarks that the monument aims to honor the memory of the innocent victims and inform the future generations about the genocide perpetrated against Armenians in 1915.
President of the Hays Club organization Michele Der-Kevorkian thanked the Mayor for the installation of the khachkar and praised her pro-Armenian activity.
Armenian Ambassador to France Vigen Chitechyan referred to the friendly relations between the two countries, the cooperation between the Armenian community and the local authorities of Aix-en-Provence. He noted that the existence of any cross-stone or memorial shedding light on the pages of history is one of the best means to educate the coming generations.