French Senator wants new genocide bill to be submitted before April 24, 2013

A delegation of the Council of Coordination of Armenian Organizations of France (CCAF), headed by its co-chairs Mourad Papazian and Ara Toranian  had a meeting with the delegation of the  France-Armenia Friendship Group of the French Senate, represented by its President Philippe Kaltenbach and Senators Luc Carvounas, Hervé Marseille and Bernard Piras.

The discussion focused on the future of the bill criminalizing the denial of the Armenian Genocide and the official visit of the President of Armenia to France.

Recalling the commitment of the French President to submit a new bill criminalizing the Genocide denial, the CCAF delegation stressed the importance of adopting it as soon as possible. The Co-Chairs reminded that a similar motion was voted by the National Assembly in 2006 and voted again by both Houses of Parliament less than a year ago.

Philippe Kaltenbach said the group wants to see a new bill submitted before 24 April, 2013, Nouvelles d’Armenia reported.

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