Spanish City of Benalmadena Recognizes Armenian Genocide

Armenians of Spain outside the city council after unanimous vote to recognize the Armenian Genocide (Photo: MFA Armenia)
City council meeting of Benalmadena, Spain which voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide. (Photo: MFA Armenia)

City council meeting of Benalmadena, Spain which voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide on August 12, 2016. (Photo: MFA Armenia)

BENALMADENA, Spain— The city of Benalmadena, Spain officially recognized and condemned the Armenian Genocide on Friday, August 12, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said. According to the ministry, Benalmadena’s city council voted unanimously for the declaration.

“Benalmadena has joined to more than twenty cities in Spain that have recognized the Armenian Genocide,” the ministry said.

Armenians of Spain outside the city council after unanimous vote to recognize the Armenian Genocide (Photo: MFA Armenia)

Armenians of Spain outside the city council after unanimous vote to recognize the Armenian Genocide (Photo: MFA Armenia)

The first country to recognize the Armenian Genocide was Uruguay in 1965. Thirty countries have since recognized the Armenian Genocide, of which include Russia, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, and 43 U.S. states.

It is recognized also by the Vatican, the European Parliament, the World Council of Churches and other international organizations and coalitions.

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  1. State of Emergency said:

    Russia recognized it only on the hopes of getting its bear fingers on Western Armenia and the Mediterranean coast when, and if, land reparations are made. Clear as day.

  2. Art Napetian said:

    It’s the critical time, even late, that all the credits gained by Armenian Genocide recognitions somehow be transformed to a mechanism of creating credentials and supports to Artzakh Recognition of Independence by internztional authorities at a time that Artzakh is struggling singlhandedly with huge politically strong adverary foreign forces, and that will be possible only by serious collaboration of United Armenian government and Diasporan financial and legal institutions. Amen

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