ArmInfo. The Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to US Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud during a meeting with Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, member of Democratic party Adam Schiff expressed readiness to provide financial assistance to the resolution of Armenian Genocide, which was presented to the Congress several weeks ago.
According to Adam Schiff's website, during the two-hour meeting, a wide range of issues on the bilateral agenda, investment projects of Riyadh in California were discussed. "In addition, Schiff presented to the Saudi princess the resolution on the Armenian Genocide, which was presented to the US Congress in March and requires recognition of the crime and its conviction. At the suggestion of Senator Schiff, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States agreed to provide financial support for the resolution," reads the message.
Reema bint Bandar Al Saud noted that Saudi Arabia was also under strong oppression during the Ottoman Empire, and there are no pleasant memories from the history of the Ottoman rule. "Our country has always focused on the protection of human rights. Investigating historical events is the right of every nation, and no one should worry when the truth turns out. Turkey is the main accused of the Armenian Genocide, and cannot demand concern for the protection of rights and fundamental human freedoms until the truth is ascertained'', the Princess said. The Saudi Ambassador also promised Adam Schiff that she would take advantage of her opportunities and lobbying for the adoption of this resolution in the US Congress. "The policy of Turkey in recent years has always been a concern of Riyadh, and we believe that the panosmanism of Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party contradict the interests of Islamic countries, especially Arab ones," the Princess emphasized. Adam Schiff and Gus Bilirakis (Republican Party) previously submitted to Congress a resolution on recognition by the United States of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915-1923.
A report published on Schiff's website also suggests that the Saudi ambassador's support for the resolution is Riyadh's diplomatic response to Turkey's actions in connection with the murder of a prominent Saudi journalist. It is noteworthy that there are no diplomatic relations between Armenia and Saudi Arabia.