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SWISS CANTON OF VAUD RECOGNIZED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

PanARMENIAN.Net - September 23 Swiss Democratic Republic canton of Vaud recognized the Armenian Genocide of 1915 in Ottoman Turkey. With 74 votes for, 64 against and 9 abstentions, the canton parliament approved Massimo-Sandri's postulate project urging the canton government to recognize the Armenian Genocide. As reported by Armenian MFA press service, the fact of the resolution being adopted in Lausanne, where a treaty "obliterating Armenian from the world map" was concluded between the Allies and Turkey, is considered as symbolical in the document. Adopting this paper the canton of Vaud will contribute to establishing just and long-term peace between Armenians and Turks, the principal border for it being "denial", what aggravates the pain and destiny of a whole nation, the postulate runs. To note, the Armenian Genocide was recognized by Geneva canton parliament in 1998 and by its government in 2001.
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