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 Wednesday, October 18 2017 16:29
Tatevik Shahunyan

Nalbandian: Recognizing the Armenian Genocide, Canada once again  affirmed its commitment to universal human values

Nalbandian: Recognizing the Armenian Genocide, Canada once again  affirmed its commitment to universal human values

ArmInfo. In a modern world full of national and religious antagonisms, Canada is a vivid example of a multicultural and multi-confessional society, arguing that  differences between peoples should not be a source of hostility, but  rather a basis for a prosperous country.  

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandian stated this at the events  dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.

"We, Armenians, know from our own experience that the noble ideas  that are the basis of Canadian worldview are not just words." Canada  was one of the first countries to help Armenian Genocide victims by  accepting 109 Armenian orphans and giving them the chance to start a  new life. This initiative, known as the "Noble Experiment of Canada",  was one of the first humanitarian projects in connection with which  Canada is now known all over the world .According to the Armenian  Genocide both at the legislative and executive levels, Canada once  again confirms "We highly appreciate the annual messages of the Prime  Ministers of Canada on April 24 dedicated to the anniversary of the  Genocide," Nalbandian said, adding that the concept of modern  peacekeeping was proposed by former Canadian Prime Minister,  brilliant diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lester Pierson .

He stressed that Armenia also seeks to promote international  peacekeeping operations and humanitarian missions and to prevent  crimes against humanity. This creates a good basis for the  Armenian-Canadian interaction in international formats. "I would like  to make special mention of the successful cooperation between Armenia  and Canada within the framework of the International Organization of  La Francophonie." We highly appreciate the strong support of Canada  at last year's summit of francophone countries in Madagascar in  connection with the proposal to hold the 2018 summit in Yerevan, "the  minister said, that the Armenian-Canadian relations will continue to  develop in the spirit of friendship and cooperation, registering new  impressive achievements. 

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