ArmInfo. After the statement of the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda about the Armenian Genocide, the Turkish Foreign Ministry invited the Lithuanian ambassador to talk about the conflict in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, but did not formally protest.
According to DELFI, this meeting between the Lithuanian Ambassador to Ankara Audrius Bruzgi and the Turkish Foreign Ministry representative Aileen Tashan took place in the second half of November, BNS was confirmed in the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry.
"One of the topics of the meeting was the approach of the countries to the events of 1915, which some of the international community assess as the genocide of Armenia by Turkey," the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said in a reply.
According to the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry, a note was not handed out during the meeting.
This meeting took place after an interview published by DELFI on November 14, in which G. Nauseda answered the journalist's question: "Turkey - NATO ally who committed the Armenian Genocide, which, incidentally, was recognized by Lithuania and, more recently, by the US Congress. Turkey does not recognize the fact of genocide. Can you imagine a situation where a non-recognizing the Holocaust state is a member of NATO? "
"I could not have imagined. But, despite this, in this matter (recognition of the Armenian genocide), I am still inclined to believe that this is a matter of time, and one fine day it will happen. Perhaps this will not happen very soon. Be that as it may, it is difficult to hope that this will happen in the next five or ten years. But I believe that the fact itself exists, and one way or another, it will be recognized, "the Lithuanian president answered.
The Sejm of Lithuania in 2005 recognized in its resolution that during the First World War the Genocide of the Armenian people was carried out in the Ottoman Empire.