Reverend Sahak Maşalyan,
Armenian Patriarch of Turkey,
Distinguished members of the Armenian community,
My treasured citizens,
I salute you with my heartfelt feelings and affection.
I remember with respect the Ottoman Armenians, who lost their lives under the harsh conditions of the First World War, and offer my condolences to their grandchildren.
We all are the members of the family of humanity regardless of our ethnic origin, religion, language or color.