Speaker Thanks French Senate for Genocide Recognition

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian parliament speaker Armen Khachatrian sent a message to the chairman of the French Senate–Christian Poncelet–to express gratitude for recognition of the Armenian Genocide. According to the parliamentary press office–the message reads as follows:

"By condemning the crime that occurred at the beginning of the century the French lawmakers have done their moral duty not only towards thousands of Armenia’s that escaped genocide and were welcomed by France–but also towards humanity.

I am deeply confident that acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide by the French Senate will promote establishment of stability and an atmosphere of confidence and peace in the region."

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