Belgian parliament backs resolution recognizing Armenian Genocide

Belgian parliament backs resolution recognizing Armenian Genocide

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Belgian parliament approved Thursday, July 23, by majority vote a resolution to recognize the Armenian Genocide, according to Asbarez.

The resolution stresses the need for Turkey to recognize the Genocide and urges Turkey and Armenia to “use the centenary of the Armenian Genocide to renew diplomatic relations, open the border and pave the way for economic integration.”

The resolution filed by MP Peter De Roover was passed by the Foreign Relations Commission earlier this month.

The Belgian Senate recognized the Armenian Genocide in 1998. Last month, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel recognized the Genocide in an address to parliament, a move criticized by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

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