Lawmakers Propose Medal for Foreigners Having Contributed to Genocide Recognition

Armenia's National Assembly in session

YEREVAN (Armenpress)—A group of Armenian members of parliament have proposed to award Armenia’s Medal of Gratitude to foreign nationals making significant contributions to the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, to the condemnation and prevention of genocides, as well as to the fight against denial. A draft resolution will be reviewed at parliamentary session on Feb. 12.

The lawmakers said that notable people such as U.S. House Representatives Anna Eshoo, Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Howard Berman and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee Ed Royce, Senator Mark Kirk, Canadian political and public figure Jim Karyjiannis, George Radanovich (U.S.), former Deputy of the European Parliament Henri Sab and other state, public and political figures have been granted the Mkhitar Gosh Medal for their notable contributions to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The adoption of this draft law will allow granting the Medal of Gratitude to such notable people.


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  1. Hratch said:

    Long over due. We should have rewarded persons working for our cause long ago. It does not require much effort or cost to pin a medal and express gratitude.

    Our lawmakers should be working to establish our presence in the international community. Simple gestures of recognition and gratitude goes a long way in this media driven world.