Putin to visit Yerevan on April 24

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On April 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Yerevan and take part in commemorative events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide under the Ottoman Empire, the press service of the Kremlin reported to RIA Novosti.

"During the visit, the Presidents of Russia and Armenia will meet to discuss the issues of the bilateral agenda, cooperation of integration associations, as well as current regional and international issues," says the statement.

It is noted that the Russian leader will visit the country on invitation of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

Earlier, it was reported that French President Francois Hollande would also take part in the commemorative events in Yerevan.

The presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov reported about the possible meeting between the leaders of Russia and France. According to him, Putin and Hollande would stay in Yerevan at the same time, so we couldn`t exclude that they would meet during the commemorative events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

In 1995, the State Duma adopted a resolution condemning the Armenian genocide of 1915-1922 in its historic homeland in Western Armenia.

Text and pictures by AMI NOVOSTI-ARMENIA