Charles Aznavour to become Armenian envoy

The veteran French singer, Charles Aznavour, says he has agreed to become ambassador to Switzerland for his ancestral homeland of Armenia. Mr Aznavour, 84, told Armenian TV that although initially hesitant, he had accepted the offer with "pleasure, joy and a deep feeling of honour". He was born Shahnur Aznavourian in Paris in 1924 to Armenian immigrants.

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