YEREVAN (Yerkir)–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Hai Tad Committee of South America welcomed the Venezuelan Parliament’s adoption of a resolution that recognizes the Armenian genocide.
On July 14–the Parliament adopted a resolution that recognizes the Armenian genocide and asks the European Union (EU) to place preconditions on Turkey’s EU bid. By adopting this resolution–Venezuela joined Uruguay and Argentina–which have passed similar resolutions in 1965 and 1985 respectively.
"The Hai Tad Committee of South America welcomes Venezuela National Assembly’s step which characterizes the supportive spirit of South America brotherly nations–demanding from Turkey to stop its denial policies," the Committee’s statement read.
The Committee specifically praised the part of the resolution which calls on the European Union leadership to deny Turkey membership in the Union unless it recognizes the Armenian genocide.
The resolution was introduced by Parliament Member Victor Hugo Morales and attorney Janet Madris.