Aznavour Takes Up Ambassador Post
Veteran singer CHARLES AZNAVOUR is continuing to help citizens in his homeland of Armenia - he has accepted a diplomatic post to help the country forge stronger ties with Switzerland.
The crooner was born in France to Armenian parents, and was granted citizenship of the former Soviet republic state last year (08).
He previously set up the Aznavour for Armenia committee to help victims of a 1988 earthquake in the country, recording a charity single to raise funds.
Now the 84-year-old has accepted a role of ambassador to Switzerland, where he currently lives.
He says, "At first I hesitated, as I thought that this is no easy matter. But then I thought that, in the end, what is important for Armenia must be important for all of us. I accepted this proposal with pleasure, joy and a deep feeling of honour."