International Affirmation And Recognition Of
The Armenian Genocide

Iran
September 09,2004:The president of Islamic Republic of Iran Seyed Mohammad Khatami visited the Memorial Complex Tsitsernakaberd in Yerevan and laid a wreath on the Memorial for the Victims of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915.
United States Of  America
April 7,2004:The state of Montana has become the 32nd US state to recognize the Armenian Genocide. "I welcome the efforts of the Hay Dat Committee seeking recognition of the barbarian genocide committed by the government of the Ottoman Turkey in 1915-1923, the genocide to which 1.5 million Christians -
Armenian men, women, and children - fell prey," the Governor of Montana, Judy Martz, noted in her latter to the Hay Dat office. She also said it was necessary to commemorate the 89th anniversary of the genocide since it will play a great role in the cause of ruling out a chance that such crimes will be repeated.
Argentina
March 31, 2004:The National Senate of Argentina issued a declaration related to the Armenian Genocide which declares:
1. In solidarity with the Armenian Community,  the  victims   of  the   first genocide of the 20th century,to implement a new commemoration of the crime that ended the lives of more than 1.5 million Armenians by the Turkish State between the years 1915-1918.
 2. To condemn all forms of human rights violations of people, and not to allow crimes against humanity to go unpunished.
(Bill Number: 571/04)
Switzerland
December 13, 2003: The Swiss lower house of parliament has voted to describe the mass killings of Armenians during the last years of the Ottoman Empire as genocide.
Argentina
August 20, 2003:The National Senate of Argentina issued a declaration related to the Armenian Genocide which declares:
With deep sorrow we commemorate the 88th anniversary of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians, perpetrated by the Turkish State between the years 1915 and 1923.
This is also a manifesto of much empathy repudiating the considerable crimes against humanity that are still unpunished.

Guillermo Raúl Jenefes.-
(Bill Number: 664/03)
Senate Of Canada
June 13, 2002:This House calls upon the Government of Canada:
(a) to recognize the genocide of the Armenians and to condemn any attempt to deny or distort a historical truth as being anything less than genocide, a crime against humanity, and

(b) to designate April 24th of every year hereafter throughout Canada as a day of remembrance of the 1.5 million Armenians who fell victim to the first genocide of the twentieth century
European parliament
February 28, 2002: "reiterates in this respect the position in its resolution of 18 June 1987 recognizing the genocide upon Armenians in 1915 and calls upon Turkey to create a basis for reconciliation;"

"The recognition of the Armenian genocide by the European Parliament and by several Member States and the fact that the Turkish regime after the First World War had several of those responsible for the genocide severely punished ought to provide a basis for the EU to present constructive proposals to Turkey on the handling of the matter, e.g. by setting up a multicultural international committee of historians on the 1915 Armenian genocide."
Pop John Paul II
September 26, 2001:Pop John Paul II paid a homage in front of monument of the Armenian Genocide in zizernakabert in Yerevan, capital of Armenia and prayed for the victims. He also transplanted in memorial of those victims.
Read the official prayer of John Paul II at Tzitzernagaberd from the web site of the Vatican
France
10th January 2001: The commission of foreign relation of French parliament accepted a bill concerning the Armenian Genocide & set it in the order of high assembly of French parliament .
18th January 2001: French parliament recognized the Armenian Genocide in full agreement & include it in the republic laws book.
29th January 2001: The municipality of Paris decided to build statue of komitas in Paris to commemorate the Armenian Genocide .
30th January 2001: The confirmed bill of French parliament was signed by the president of France, Jacques Chirac & the Prime minister, Lionel Jospin.
Italy
17th November 2000: The parliament of Italy confirmed a resolution concerning the Armenian  Genocide.
France
8th November 2000: The French senate has recognized the Armenian Genocide. In the confirmed resolution has come ((The senate of France acknowledge the Armenian massacre in 1915 in Ottoman empire, as a Genocide)).
Lebanon
11th March 2000: The parliament of Lebanon recognized the Armenian Genocide in full agreement & in this case condemned the Turkish government; in the course of it, it asked parliament of all the countries to join to Lebanon in this case.
Sweden
29th March 2000: The parliament of Sweden confirmed a resolution that according to it the Armenian Genocide were recognized & at the same time emphasized that recognition of this Genocide by Turkey is necessary for establishing firmness in Caucasus  & strengthen the democratic actions in Turkey.
Belgium
26th March 1998: The senate of Belgium confirmed a resolution based upon its request of Turkey for recognition the Armenian Genocide in 1915 by the last government of Ottoman empire.
Lebanon
3rd April 1997: The parliament of Lebanon confirmed a resolution concerning announcing the 24th April as the date of commiseration with Armenians. At the end of this meeting, the parliament chief delivered the resolution to the parliament for voting & then all the members voted it in full agreement.
Greece
25th April 1996: The parliament of Greece after lectures of many of the delegations who all condemned the Armenian Genocide by Turkey, confirmed a law in 3 points in all agreement that according to it the date 24th April announced the commemorating date of Armenian Genocide by Turkey.
Canada
23rd April 1996: The house of commons of Canada recognized the 81st anniversary of the disaster of massacring 1.5 million Armenians by Turkey & announced the week 20-27th April of every year as the commemorating week of inhumanity acts of mankind against each other.
Russia
14th April 1995: The state Duma of Russia (the parliament) announced that according to existing undeniable documents concerning performance of massacring the Armenians in extremely large numbers in the region of Western Armenia in the years 1915-1922 & performing the accepted conventions by United Nation in this case and also for performing philanthropic traditions of Russian government once more & emphasis on this matter that in the same year (1915) by attempts of Russia, the big European governments titled the committed measures by the government of Turkey against Armenians, "crime against humanity"; meantime the state Duma of federal Russia condemned the performers of the Genocide 1915-1922, express it's sympathy with Armenian nation & announced that the date 24th April, the commemorating date for Genocide's victims.
Uruguay
April 1995: The parliament of Uruguay brought up the Genocide subject against Armenian nation once more & meantime condemning Turkey, asked for recognition by that government.
Russia
22nd April 1994: The Russian Duma confirmed the resolution concerning recognition the Armenian Genocide as the first Genocide of the century in full agreement.
Cyprus
April 1990: Meanwhile the parliament of Cyprus condemned  the Armenian Genocide, announced the 24th April as the national commemorating date for this Genocide.
European parliament
18th June 1987: The European parliament recognized the Armenian Genocide & in the course of this decision, notified all the member government of this parliament to allocate a date to commemorating the crimes and massacres which were committed during the 20th century.
Argentina
June 1985: The congress of Argentina confirmed a resolution  concerning the Armenian Genocide.



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