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Apr

Resolution on Armenian Genocide to be discussed in Bundestag on June 2

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The draft resolution on the Armenian Genocide will be discussed in the German Bundestag on June 2. “Armenpress” was informed about this by Henriette Rytz whois the political adviser of the cochairman of the German political party Alliance ’90/The Greens Cem Ozdemir.

“It will be the joint initiative of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) and Social Democratic Party’s parliamentary fractions”, said Rytz.

Earlier the German media, citing the Head of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) faction Michael Grosse-Brömer, were stating that the discussion of the resolution of the Armenian Genocide at Bundestag is likely to be on June 2.

The heated discussion of the Armenian Genocide on February 25 at Bundestag did not terminate with voting in 2016. It was decided to withdraw the resolution for amendments as a result of opposing positions and assessments between the ruling coalition and the Alliance 90/The Greens.

In 2005, Germany’s parliament adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide. However, in the Bundestag’s decision, the term Armenian Genocide was avoided, and instead “massacres of Armenians” was used.

On April 24, before the Bundestag hearings, Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced that he supports those MPs, who are in favor of calling the mass killings of Armenians “Genocide”. On April 23, during the ceremony in the Berlin Cathedral dedicated to the memory of the Armenian Genocide, German President Joachim Gauck used the term “Genocide” in his speech.

In March of 2015, the President of the German Parliament Norbert Lammert said: “what happened in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War in front of the whole world, was genocide. And it was not the last genocide of the 20th century”. During the session the leaders of various party fractions also came with their pro-Armenian statements admitting what had happened. However, the discussion of the resolution indefinitely postpone

Source: Yerakouyn

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