Since Monday France and Armenia are like one people united in commemoration of the legacy of Charles Aznavour, French ambassador to Armenia Jonathan Lacôte said at the Charles Aznavour square in Yerevan.
“This is very symbolic that all ceremonies held in Paris are broadcasted in the streets of Yerevan at the same time when his songs are broadcasted on Republic Square,” the ambassador said.
Aznavour is an incarnation of relations between France and Armenia, and he helped France to never forget Armenia even before Armenia became independent again, the diplomat emphasized.
Lacôte added that Aznavour was present during the painful hours of Armenia, including in 1988 after the earthquake in Spitak.
“He was very dedicated to Armenia. At the same time Armenia can be very proud to have offered France one of the greatest Frenchmen of the century, one of the greatest ambassadors of the French language, one of the greatest artists we had. As Aznavour said himself he was 100% French and 100% Armenian, and I think that is why we are all united today for this ceremony,” he concluded.