CAGLIARI, ITALY — The Armenian Genocide has been selected as a central topic of an international conference set to take place in Cagliari, Italy from 24 to 25 October.

The two-day event will bring together Italian and foreign politicians, as well as scholars and journalists. The conference is the initiative of the Italian-Arab “Assadakah” center.

The discussions on the Armenian Genocide are scheduled for October 25. The participants reiterate an earlier decision to declare 2015 as an Armenian Genocide commemoration year in the Italian city.

Speeches will be delivered by Cagliari Mayor Massimo Zedda, Armenian Ambassador to Italy Sargis Ghazaryan, Director of “Armenpress” news agency Aram Ananyan, researcher of University of Cagliari Nicola Melis, Responsible for the Foreign Affairs of the Center and military journalist Talal Khrais, Syrian journalist Naman Tarcha, and “Sponda Sud” news agency’s editor on geopolitical issues, journalist Alessandro Aramu.

Secretary-General of the Arab-Italian Assadakah Center Raimondo.Schiavone will be the coordinator of the discussions on the Armenian Genocide.

Other discussions will focus on the new geopolitical developments in Mesopotamia, as well as the role and significance of the media in war situations.

The Italian-Arabic center had earlier proposed different pro-Armenian initiatives in remembrance of the 1915 atrocities against the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire. The center has proclaimed 2015 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. It has even asked the European Parliament to consider a similar decision on the pan-European level.

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