Within the framework of the state visit to Armenia Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Republic of Italy, with Armen Sarkissian, the President of the Republic of Armenia, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial.
The presidents of two countries laid wreaths at the Monument, and with the members of the official delegation put flowers at the eternal fire, honoring the memory of the innocent martyrs with a minute of silence. Two presidents were accompanied by Mrs. Mattarella and Mrs. Sarkissian. The high ranking guests were welcomed by Narine Margaryan, AGMI Acting Director.
The delegation from Italy visited also the Memorial Alley, where Italian President planted a fir in memory of the Armenian Genocide Victims.
It should be noted, that on November 17, 2000, the Lower House of the Parliament of Italy made a decision condemning the Armenian Genocide.