A delegation from Armenia is in Rwanda expected to take part in the Kwibuka 25 to commemorate genocide against Tutsi.
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia leading the delegation paid a courtesy call on the Rwandan parliament.
The Armenian Foreign minister told the press that he and the Armenian delegation he is leading are “in Rwanda on the behalf of Armenia-n people to stand in solidarity with Rwanda in the 25th Commemorations of the Genocide against the Tutsi.”
Armenians have also previously suffered a horrendous genocide that claimed over 1.5million people.
The Armenian genocide was the ruthless slaughter of millions of Armenians by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire. In 1915, during World War I, leaders of the Turkish government set in motion a plan to expel and massacre Armenians.
On April 24, 1915, the Armenian genocide began.
By the early 1920s, when the massacres and deportations finally ended, between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians were dead, with many more forcibly removed from the country.
Similarly Rwanda suffered a deadly and swift genocide that claimed over a million lives of Tutsi in just one-hundred days from 7 April to mid-July 1994.