April 14, 2005 - 08:39 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net
- For the first time, an Australian Council yesterday officially recognized the Armenian Genocide
of 1915, and called on the Commonwealth Government to do the same, Independent Ryde City Councilor, Sarkis Yedelian announced today. "As the first Australian Councilor of Armenian ancestry, and a son of survivor of the Armenian Genocide, I feel honored to have moved this motion," Yedelian said. Yesterday evening Ryde City Council unanimously passed the following motion: That this Council: acknowledges this year as marking the occasion of the 90th anniversary commemoration of the Genocide of the Armenians perpetrated by the then Ottoman Government between the years 1915-1922, recognizes 24 April every year as a day of remembrance of the Armenian genocide; condemns the genocide of the Armenians and all other acts of genocide; calls on the Commonwealth Government to officially condemn the Genocide of the Armenians and any attempt to deny such crimes against humanity.