ArmInfo. "I congratulate the Armenian people on the historical triumph of truth," said Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on December 13, referring to the adoption by the US Senate of a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide.
The Head of Government on behalf of the Armenian people and the entire world of Armenians expressed deep appreciation to the Senate for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. He recalled that on October 29, the House of Representatives of the Congress adopted a majority vote on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. He expressed his gratitude also to the Armenians of the United States and all those organizations that have contributed to the adoption of such an important and historic decision. "This opens a new page in the process of international recognition of the Armenian Genocide," he said.
As the head of the Armenian cabinet pointed out, the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide is important for the Armenian people not only from the point of view of ascertaining the historical truth, but also an important element of the global process to prevent genocides. Pashinyan recalled that it was on the proposal of Armenia that the UN decided to proclaim December 9 as the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Crime of Genocide, honoring their dignity and preventing this crime. According to the prime minister, it is important to fix that recognition of the Armenian Genocide also carries a security component for Armenians. "It's not the 1915 Genocide, but the policy of Turkey's denial that allows us to fix that Turkey's policy remains a threat to Armenia and the Armenian people. For almost 30 years, Turkey continues to block the border of Armenia, and this is the next step of this policy. I think the decision of the US Senate and parliaments of other states note the destructiveness and aggressiveness of Turkish politics in the region, "said Nikol Pashinyan.
In this context, he noted the aggressive policy of Turkey against Syria, Iraq, Cyprus, Greece. "Turkey continues the blockade of Armenia, which demonstrates its role in the region. In this regard, the international community should express a clear position in connection with the actions of Turkey and motivate it to reconsider its role in our region," the prime minister said.
According to Pashinyan, like previous governments, the current Cabinet declares that it is ready for relations with Turkey without preconditions. "Recognition of the Genocide is not a matter of our agenda with Turkey. Recognition of the Genocide is necessary first of all for Turkey so that it can reconsider its role in the region," said Nikol Pashinyan.