May 30, 2011 - 19:07 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I greeted all participants of the first sitting of the state committee for coordination of events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide are of top priority for Armenia, and it is necessary to hail the Armenian President’s foreign policy, which focuses on the Armenian Genocide recognition, Aram I said during the meeting.
“Now we can firmly state that our Fatherland is the protector of all Armenians worldwide. There have always been discrepancies between the Fatherland and Diaspora, but they cannot affect the common stance on all-Armenian matters,” he said.
Aram I noted that the Armenian people should think in terms of pan-Armenian categories and values, what is dictated by the present time.
“The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is not a regular date. We should consider thoroughly our actions and words. We have no right to hold on the same course, we need to change our behavior. Armenia needs to act as a state, while the Diaspora should set its tasks more clearly and all the Armenians should unite. Our people’s demand on the Armenian Genocide recognition should be presented to the world. We need to unite and speak only about our demands,” concluded Aram I.