Resolution on the Genocide Committed against Christian Peoples: Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians in the Ottoman Empire Adopted
On June 29 the press conference of Mkrtich Minasyan, Head of the RANA delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, and Ruzanna Arakelyan, member of the delegation, took place, where the work and the outcome of the 18th annual General Assembly held in Paris on June 21-24, was submitted.
Mkrtich Minasyan noted that 28 countries were represented in the Assembly: it was registered by the UN and a cooperation treaty had been signed with the Parliamentary Assembly of the African countries this year. According to the Head of the delegation, the work of the current year has been directed to religious values of Christianity and the ways of overcoming nowadays crisis.
Mkrtich Minasyan informed them that the Resolution on the Genocide committed against Christian Peoples: Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians, in the Ottoman Empire has been unanimously adopted by all the delegates during the Assembly. After the Resolution had been adopted Mr Minasyan expressed his gratitude to the delegates in the name of Armenia and the whole Armenian people. The resolution in particular says:
“We, the participants of the 18th annual General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.), held in Paris, June 21-24, 2011.
We call upon all member-states of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) and the international community to condemn the Genocide against the Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians perpetrated during the Ottoman Empire, and call upon Turkey to realize and accept liability in the name of restoring historic justice.”
Ruzanna Arakelyan considered the Resolution adopted in the Assembly a big victory. It was mentioned that Turkey and Azerbaijan did not take part in the works of the Assembly, as only Christian deputies were involved in the Assembly.
At the end of the press conference Mkrtich Minasyan and Ruzanna Arakelyan answered the journalists’ questions.