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Nansen’s granddaughter criticizes Norwegian government’s position on Genocide

Nansen’s granddaughter criticizes Norwegian government’s position on Genocide

YEREVAN, MARCH 21, ARMENPRESS: The Norwegian Verdens Gang (VG) newspaper on March 15 touched upon the non-participation of the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg in the events, devoted to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and published the critics of Marit Greve, the granddaughter of Fridtjof Nansen, addressed to the government. Armenpress reports that the newspaper states that the centenary of the Armenian Genocide is marked on April 24 2015. On that occasion the leaders of many countries have been invited to Armenia to take part in the commemoration ceremony and pay tribute to the 1,5 million victims of the Genocide.

The Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg also was invited, though she declined the invitation. No other representative of the Norwegian government is going to take part in the centenary. Besides, Norway does not recognize the events committed in Turkey towards Armenians in 1915 as genocide.

According to the newspaper, Greve is disappointed with the position of the Norwegian government and stresses that there is no doubt that the events and acts committed in 1915 against the Armenians are genocide. The biographer of Fridtjof Nansen and historian Carl Emil Vogt agrees with Greve. The article says that according to him, Norway undermines the years-long efforts of Fridtjof Nansen, not recognizing the Armenian Genocide.




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