LUXEMBOURG – The Parliament of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has unanimously adopted a resolution on recognition of the Armenian Genocide according to the official page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia on Facebook.
Member of the Parliament Laurent Mosar stated in an interview with “Armenpress” that the resolution was submitted to the parliament by Luxembourg’s Christian SocialDemocratic Party, which is an opposition party and one of the members of which is Laurent Mosar. The latter had previously emphasized that the draft of the resolution stated that the crimes and atrocities perpetrated against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915 are genocide.
Armenia has welcomed the adoption of the Resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide by the Parliament of Luxembourg.
“Paying tribute to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims, the Parliament of Luxembourg underlines that the events in the Ottoman Empire a century ago constituted genocide, and calls on the Turkish authorities to face their history,” Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said in a statement.
“By adopting this resolution, Luxembourg joined the countries that have recognized the Armenian Genocide and made an important contribution to the high mission of preventing new crimes against humanity,” Minister Nalbandian said.
The Armenian Genocide has been recognized by organizations such as the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, several UN Committees, the World Council of Churches, etc. Many countries have recognized the Armenian Genocide. In 1965, Uruguay became the first country to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide, followed by France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Greece, Slovakia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Argentina (2 laws, 5 resolutions), Venezuela, Chile, Canada and the Vatican. Just recently, Pope Francis and the European Parliament officially affirmed their position on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.