Former Czech FM in favor of recognizing Armenian Genocide
YEREVAN, JUNE 8, ARMENPRESS. Karel Schwarzenberg, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, believes his country should recognize the Armenian Genocide.
In an interview to ARMENPRESS, Schwarzenberg said: “With this step Germany simply stated the truth, and I believe this was absolutely correct. What happened was indeed Genocide. I don’t know whether or not the Czech Parliament will recognize the Armenian Genocide, I can only say that personally I, am in favor of the recognition and I hope it will happen. I believe the Parliament must do it”.
The German Bundestag recognized the Armenian Genocide on June 2 with a near-unanimous vote.
Recently Czech President Milos Zeman announced his intentions of urging the Parliament and Government to follow Germany’s lead and recognize the Armenian Genocide.