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The Hurriyet's report that French President Francois Hollande will visit Armenia on April 24, on the Armenian Genocide Victims Commemoration Day, may be a provocation, Tigran Balayan, Armenian Foreign Ministry Spokersperson told ArmInfo.
Earlier, citing sources in the Elysee, Hurriyet reported that French President Francois Hollande is planning to visit Armenia on April 24, the date Armenians commemorate the Armenian Genocide. Hollande accepted the invitation of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in November 2012 to visit Armenia in 2013, Hurriyet reported, adding that Hollande aims to issue a "strong genocide message" to the Armenian community living in France before local elections in 2014.
"The Foreign Ministry of Armenia traditionally informs the public and Mass Media of forthcoming visits of diplomats to the country at the proper time," Tigran Balayan said.
Earlier, Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian said in a joint press conference with his Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkevics that after the visit of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to France an arrangement was made on a state visit of the French President Francois Hollance to Armenia in 2013.