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Armenian Parliament holds moment of silence as homage to Pontian Greek genocide victims


YEREVAN, MAY 19, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian Parliament paid homage to the memory of the victims of the Pontian Greek Genocide with a moment of silence.

Eduard Sharmazanov, lawmaker of the ruling party faction, made the suggestion at the beginning of the session.

“Today is the 19th of May, and we commemorate the anniversary of the Pontian Greek Genocide. The Armenian Parliament has unanimously condemned the Greek and Assyrian genocides in the Ottoman Empire, with 118 votes in favor. The Greek and Assyrian genocides in the Ottoman Turkey were the continuation of the Armenian Genocide chain”, Sharmazanov said.

He once again condemned all genocides and Turkey’s denial policy, and suggested the Parliament to hold a moment of silence as a tribute to the memory of the victims.



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