Syrian Parliament Dedicates Meeting to Armenian Genocide Centennial

The Syrian legislature, the People's Council of Syria, in session.

DAMASCUS, Syria—The People’s Council of Syria on Tuesday held a special session dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry reports.

Speaker of the Parliament Mohammad Jihad al-Laham opened the session. In his remarks, he noted, “Looming days coincide with Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, that was committed by the Ottomans against the friendly Armenian people. In this regard, we express our absolute solidarity with the friendly Armenian people, as well as our Syrian Armenian compatriots, who fell victims to the heinous genocide by the Ottoman authorities. Today we recall the most horrible and tragic remembrance known to the history. We call on the international community and all the peoples in the world to be side by side against the murderers, executioners and terrorism that pose threat to the Middle East – in order to prevent further crimes against humanity, civilization and history.”

Afterwards, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham requested the parliamentarians of the People’s Council of Syria to observe one minute’s silence in memory of more than 1.5 million innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide.

During the session, more than 20 parliamentarians representing different factions and chairpersons of the permanent commissions delivered speeches, in which they strongly condemned the grave crime committed against the Armenian people in the Ottoman Empire, at the same time, calling on the international community to condemn the first genocide perpetrated in the 20th century.


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  1. State-Of-Emergency said:

    We’ll take it, albeit they have their own ulterior motives against the current Turkish regime.

  2. Antranik said:

    Mr Mohammad thank you very much to you and the council for expressing solidarity with the Armenian people. Now prove it and recognize the Armenian Genocide. Turkey is destroying Syria beyond recognition.
    So, how about it?

  3. Jove said:

    It will be a major coup if the syrian administration recognizes the genocide, it will open the door for other Arab countries to follow suit.

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