Italy’s Abruzzo Region and City of Ravenna Recognize Armenian Genocide

The Ravenna city council building (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)
The Ravenna city council building (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

The Ravenna city council building (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

RAVENNA, Italy (Public Radio of Armenia)—The Abruzzo region of Italy as well as the city of Ravenna have both recognized the Armenian Genocide.

At a sitting held on October 27, the Regional Council unanimously adopted a resolution expressing solidarity with the Armenian people on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and with their struggle for the recognition of historic truth and protection of human rights.

“Today we wrote a beautiful page in the political history of our region,” author of the bill Luciano Monticelli from the ruling Democratic Party declared after the adoption of the document.

“The unanimous adoption of a resolution on such an important issue is evidence of the maturity of the Council,” he said.

The Abruzzo Regional Council became the 99th self-government body in Italy to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

The Italian city of Ravenna has also recognized the Armenian Genocide.

A resolution unanimously adopted by the Ravenna city council notes that “taking into consideration an application of the Armenian union in Italy and taking note of the fact that the tragedy of Armenians has been recognized as genocide by a UN Human Rights Subcommittee, the European Commission, the Italian Chamber of Deputies and Pope Francis, the Ravenna City Council recognizes the Armenian Genocide and expressed its sympathy to the Armenian people on the 100th anniversary of the massacre.”

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