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 PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:45 am    Post subject: Le Venezuela est le 20e Etat à reconnaître le génocide Reply with quote Back to top

VENEZUELAN PARLIAMENT RECOGNIZED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

PanArmenian News Network
July 20 2005

20.07.2005 08:31

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The Parliament of Venezuela adopted a resolution on
July 14 recognizing the Armenian Genocide, introduced by Parliament
Member Victor Hugo Morales and lawyer Janet Madris. Archbishop Komitas
Ohanian and Grigor Postalian represented Venezuela's Armenian community
at the Parliament session. The resolution also calls on the European
Union to deny Turkey a European Union membership unless and until that
country recognized the Armenian Genocide. The Cilicia Catholicosate
and Catholicos Aram I have greatly contributed to the years-long
effort that crowned with success on July 14.

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From Armenian Catholicosate Of Cilicia [cathcil@cathcil.org]
Press Release No- 375 21.July 2005


Subject: Venezuela acknowledges the Armenian Genocide


VENEZUELA ACKNOWLEDGES THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Antelias, Lebanon - The National Assembly of Venezuela adopted a
resolution on July 14 recognizing the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and
expressing support for the just cause of Armenians. MP Victor Hugo
Morales and lawyer Janette Madris presented the resolution to the
National Assembly after persistent attempts by Venezuelan Armenians to
have their cause discussed.

Archbishop Gomidas Ohanian, the spiritual leader of the Venezuelan
Armenian community and Dr. Krikor Posdalian, the chairman of the
Executive Council of the Diocese, as well as Venezuelan Armenians
attended the session of the assembly.

The members of the National Assembly adopted the resolution unanimously
and commended the persistence of Armenians in their struggle for their
rights.

The resolution adopted by the Venezuelan National Assembly states:

"The National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Whereas

The first scientifically planned, organized and executed genocide in the
history of humanity took place 90 years ago, perpetrated by the regime
of the "Young Turks" and their ideology of "Panturkism", against the
Armenian People, involving the extermination of almost two million
people.

Whereas

Crimes of this nature must be denounced in order to prevent them from
happening again, in order to restore to the victims their human and
national rights and to condemn the perpetrators.

Whereas

This genocide deserves repudiation from the Turkish People and all the
peoples of the world.

Whereas

The People and the State of Venezuela have continuously condemned
terrorism and racial, ethnical, religious and political discrimination.

Whereas

The People and the State of Venezuela fight permanently against all
types of terrorism, including State Terrorism.

Whereas

Due to political causes and interests, there is an ongoing attempt to
change history through the negation of this genocide.

The National Assembly resolves

First: To express to the Armenian People, to their government and to the
strong Armenian-Venezuelan Community, support on their valid and delayed
humanitarian aspirations of justice.

Second: To request the European Union to postpone Turkey's membership
bid, until the recognition by Turkey of the Armenian Genocide.

Third: To designate a Committee in charge of delivering this resolution
to the Armenian Parliament and to the Armenian Religious Authorities.

Fourth: To form the Parliamentary Group of Friendship to the Armenian
People."

The resolution followed unrelenting efforts by Armenians for the
recognition of the Armenian Genocide over the past years. These efforts
had been intensified lately on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of
the Armenian Genocide.

The resolution is also tangible proof of the efforts carried out by the
Catholicosate of Cilicia for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
Archbishop Gomidas and his associates had been in constant contact with
His Holiness Aram I for advice and guidance in their efforts for the
recognition of the Genocide.
 
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