JEAN PAUL WAHL: NUMEROUS DISTINGUISHED ARMENIANS ENRICH CIVILIZATION

NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY
MAY 5, 2010
YEREVAN

The delegates of France, Belgium and other countries, who have arrived
in Yerevan to participate in the 23rd European regional forum of the
Parliamentary Assembly of Francophonie, remember well the film by
director Henri Verneuil (Ashot Malakian) about the Armenian Genocide
survivors. Arshile Gorky and numerous distinguished Armenians such as
Eduard Baladur, Patrick Devejian, Charles Aznavour, Henri Verneuil and
others enrich our civilization. Jean Paul Wahl - head of the mission
of the Parliamentary Assembly of Francophonie in the European region -
stated this during the forum which began on May 4.

"You know very well that the Armenian Diaspora is constantly developimg
and after the Genocide it managed to become stronger, being at the
crossroads of many big countries," he said. In his words, it is
impossible to imagine the future without the past, and history makes
us remember the 1915 genocide as well. "Although the historical and
territorial scars dividing the two neighboring countries are quite
deep, we are convinced that finally the voice of wisdom will be heard,
and the Armenian-Turkish ties will become closer, while the existing
taboos will be removed," Jean Paul Wahl sais.