On April 28, a commemoration ceremony for the victims of the  Genocide of Armenians was held on the territory of the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex, which is organized annually by the Government of Western Armenia. The event was attended by members of Western Armenian government, NA deputies, citizens of Western Armenia, the residents of Shushi, and guests from various organizations. 

According to tradition, the memorial ceremony began with the anthem of Western Armenia performed by a singer, composer, and poet Arsen Hambaryan. Prime Minister of Western Armenia Seda Melikyan made a welcoming speech, after which the historian from Shushi Vladimir Harutyunyan. Hasmik Hakhverdyan, an employee of the Charents Museum of Literature made a speech too, she is the co-author of the book entitled “Response 100 years later”, and later presented a copy of the book to the Prime Minister of Western Armenia. Some speeches were made by the son of Western Armenia, a French citizen artist Asilva and a fighter of ASALA, to the Governor of Cilicia Vazgen Sislyan. 

At the end of the ceremony, Prime Minister Seda Melikyan gave passports and certificates to the new citizens of Western Armenia. The event ended with a speech by Arsen Hambaryan.