L -R: Henri Verneuil and Alexander Spendiaryan
(Armradio),- The 150th birth anniversary of Alexander Spendiaryan and the 100th anniversary of Henri Verneuil have been included in the UNESCO calendar of anniversary celebrations from 2020 to 2021.
The decision was made during the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris on 25 November.
The proposal to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of composer Alexander Spendiaryan was submitted by Armenia with the support of Iran, Russia, and Georgia.
A second proposal to celebrate the 100th anniversary of film director Henri Verneuil was submitted jointly with Frame and Italy.
Since 1998 UNESCO has approved 25 bids for the celebration of important anniversaries submitted by Armenia.
The organization last celebrated the 150th anniversaries of Komitas and Hovhannes Tumanyan.