Sarkisian Speaks at European People’s Party Summit

A meeting of the European People's Party in Brussels. March 19, 2015. (Photo: official publication)

BRUSSELS (Arka)—Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian, who is in Brussels on a working visit, spoke on Thursday at a summit of the European People’s Party (EPP), the President’s press service reported.

In his speech Sarkisian spoke about Armenia’s European agenda which has an important place in the Armenia-EU relations and the ongoing reforms, which have a special meaning for the Armenian people this year when Armenians at home and abroad mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by emphasizing the importance of its international recognition and condemnation as the only effective means of preventing future crimes against humanity.

Sarkisian thanked the EPP for its resolution on the Armenian Genocide adopted on March 3, saying it has proven the EPP’s commitment to basic human values and principles.

The resolution on the genocide of Armenians, condemns the genocide against the Armenian people planned and committed by the Ottoman Empire and other Turkish governments in 1894-1924.

The document says the genocide resulted not only in the death and dispossession of more than two million human beings but also in the decimation of the Armenian patrimony, its ways of life, and its foundational contributions to Western culture and world civilization.

Sarkisian thanked Head of the European People’s Party Joseph Daul for accepting his invitation to visit Yerevan on April 24 to remember victims of the genocide together with Armenian people.


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