ArmInfo. The Syrian parliament unanimously recognized the Armenian Genocide by a February 13 vote, adopting a resolution recognizing and condemning the massacre of the Armenian population in Ottoman Turkey.
The agenda of the Syrian parliament included consideration of a draft resolution submitted by the Syria- Armenia friendship group on the recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide and other peoples living in Syria in the Ottoman Empire.
Thus, the Syrian parliament joined the more than 30 parliaments of the world that adopted resolutions on the recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide.
The fact of the genocide of the Armenian people in the Ottoman Empire, in which up to 1.5 million ethnic Armenians were killed in 1915, is recognized by many states. Uruguay was the first, to recognized it in 1965, followed by France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the Vatican, Bolivia , Czech Republic, Austria, Luxembourg. The European Parliament and the World Council of Churches also recognized the Armenian Genocide.