The Social Democrat Hunchakian Party (SDHP) has positively assessed President Serzh Sargsyan’s initiative to withdraw the Turkish Armenia Protocols from the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.

“We certainly welcome President Serzh Sargsyan finally withdrawing the Protocols from National Assembly, it is well overdue.” stated Armenia’s Social Democrat Hunchakian Party Chairman Narek Galstyan. “The SDHP has always been in favor of the direct withdrawal, as much as against the Protocol singing in the first place.”

Mr. Galstyan emphasized that what’s especially important is the fact that this is happening on the threshold of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

“The SDHP has criticized the Turkish Armenia Protocols numerous times over the years. We believe the initial signing of the Protocols in Zurich was a step in the wrong direction. Over the past six years, we have on many occasions, called on withdrawing the Turkish Armenia Protocols from the National Assembly. Ankara has showed that it is not ready and does not want to melt the ice in Armenian-Turkish relations in any way. Ankara continues to deny the Genocide, helps and arms Azerbaijan, and continues to unilaterally close its border with Armenia, showing itself as an aggressor.” continued Mr. Galstyan, “In fact, Turkey has also suspended the Protocol process. With the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide before National Assembly, nobody could justify the maintenance of the protocols.”

“The Hunchakian Party looks forward to Armenia withdrawing its signature from the protocols all together.” concluded Mr. Galstyan.

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