Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, along with First Lady Rita Sargsyan, visited Yerevan's Armenian Genocide Memorial early in the morning on Wednesday, April 24, and laid a wreath at the monument.
The President was accompanied by National Assembly Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan, PM Tigran Sargsyan, Constitutional Court President Gagik Harutyunyan, interim Government members, and MPs.
At the memorial, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II offered a requiem service.
Thousands of Armenian citizens, Diaspora Armenians, and foreign guests are visiting the Armenian Genocide Memorial throughout the day.
Also present were the heads of diplomatic missions accredited in Yerevan.
photo: Armenian leaders at the Armenian Genoicde Memorial in Yerevan on 24 April 2013. (picture courtesy of the Press Service of the president of Armenia).
First Vice-President Aliyeva noted that Azerbaijan is located at the crossroads between the civilizations of the East and West, and is one of the few countries that are a member of both the Council of Europe and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
The transfer of the body of Tatunashvili back to Georgian jurisdiction was facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross. It is now expected that the Georgian authorities will hold an autopsy on the body to ascertain the cause of death.