World famous French singer of Armenian descent Charles Aznavour has rejected the offer to serve as Armenia’s ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Switzerland. Speaking to El Pais Maestro Aznavour stressed that the reason for his refusal is the desire to remain “a free man”.
“Once the president of Armenia suggested me to be the Ambassador in Geneva, and I was absolutely flattered. That day I went to bed happy, but when I woke up, I realized that accepting this offer I would lose my freedom. If I did not like any decision of the Armenian government, I would feel bad”, Aznavour told El Pais. “I can not lose my freedom for an honorary post”, world famous singer added.
Aznavour was granted Armenian citizenship last December. He is also granted the title of Armenia’s National Hero.