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Peace Memorial symbolizing Hiroshima tragedy erected in Yerevan

YEREVAN, JUNE 25, ARMENPRESS. 69 years after the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, on June 25, 2014, a Peace Memorial symbolizing the tragedy was placed in the Children's Park near the Yerevan Municipality. As reports “Armenpress”, the memorial stone reminds us about the importance of peace and is a symbolic step towards the deepening of the Armenian-Japanese relations.

The unveiling ceremony was attended by the officials of Armenia’s legislative and executive bodies, the Japanese delegation, representatives of Yerevan Municipality.

Welcoming those present, Varuzhan Nersessian, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Armenia, noted that in 2012 Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan paid a visit to Japan, during which a joint document on further deepening of friendship and partnership was signed between Armenia and Japan. The provisions fixed in the document refer to all the spheres of the inter-state relations and today the unveiling of the Peace Memorial is another symbolic step towards the deepening of the Armenian-Japanese relations. We appreciate and value the approach chosen by the association of the Peace Memorial to spread the message of peace throughout the world” - said the President’s Assistant.

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