Belgian Parliament Recognizes Genocide

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The Parliament of Belgium

The Parliament of Belgium

BRUSSELS–Belgian Parliament approved a resolution Thursday by majority vote to reognize the Armenian Genocide.

The resolution also stresses the need for Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide and urges Turkey and Armenia to “use the centenary of the Armenian Genocide to renew diplomatic relations, open the border and pave the way for economic integration.

The Resolution was filed by Member of Parliament Peter De Roover and passed the Foreign Relations Commission earlier this month.

The Belgian Senate recognized the Armenian Genocide in 1998.

Last month, the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel recognized the Armenian Genocide in an address to parliament. The Turkish Foreign Ministry criticized the statement.

Source: Asbarez
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