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Memory tribute of the victims of Japan was paid

18:38 / 11.03.2020



On March 11 Feliks Tsolakyan, Minister of ES, Jun Yamada, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Armenia, Andrey Ghukasyan, Governor of Lori Province as well as MES and other officials were paid tribute to the memory dedicated to the victims of natural disaster that took place in eastern part of Japan in 2011 near the cross stone. The cross stone installed in 2012 in Spitak town of Lori province as a sign of solidarity with the Japanese people. Minister of ES referred to the victims of the disaster and expressed confidence that the two peoples as casualties of natural disasters were more comprehensible and understandable for each other and mutual compassion brought us closer.

The cross stone dedicated to the victims of the disaster is placed at the park along with number of monuments in memory of the victims of the 1988 devastating earthquake in Spitak as well as April war in 2016. Feliks Tsolakyan emphasized that the Armenians are very sensitive to the pain of others by fate and faith and ready to do as much as possible for consolation.

Governor of Lori Province mentioned the devastating Spitak earthquake and considered it very natural that cross stone was installed especially in Spitak town. He paid memory tribute of the victims of Japan in 2011 and also expressed gratitude Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Armenia and the Government of Japan for the support provided to Lori Province.

Ambassador of Japan expressed gratitude to the Armenian people, the Government of RA and the Armenian Church for the comprehensive and invaluable support provided to Japan following the 2011 disaster. At the same time, the Ambassador expressed solidarity with the victims of Spitak earthquake. He informed that the Japanese pay tribute to the victims every year since 2011, but no events were held in Japan because of coronavirus this year, and the only one was the ceremony in Spitak town.

Jun Yamada assured that the Japanese will never forget the grateful Armenian people.

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