Armenia calls for joint efforts to restore Notre Dame Cathedral

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has offered condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron, expressing solidarity with the French people.

“We are shocked by the tragedy in Paris. The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is one of the most prominent and favorite symbols of European civilization and the whole Christian world,” the Prime Minister said.

He said it is a unique embodiment of the French culture and spiritual heritage.

“Armenia offers solidarity to the people of France and shares its emotions,” Pashinyan added.

“We are hopeful that we’ll combine efforts to take necessary steps to restore the former look of the cathedral,” he said.

Hundreds of millions of euros have already been pledged to help rebuild Notre-Dame after a devastating fire partially destroyed the French cathedral.

The fire, declared fully extinguished some 15 hours after it began, ravaged the 850-year-old building’s roof and caused its spire to collapse.


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