President of the Parliamentary Group of the Italian-Armenian friendship, Sen. Emilia Grace De Biasi has denounced the destruction of the Armenian Saint Martyrs Church in Deir ez-Zor by Islamists. The Senator made the statement at the scientific conference on “Armenians: Genocide and Italian 20th century” organized at the Italian Senate.
Armenian Ambassador to Italy Sargis Ghazaryan noted that the current events in the Middle East prove that we should not stop speaking about genocides, including the Armenian Genocide. He stressed the importance of maintaining the memory of genocides, and struggling against their denial.
The Ambassador spoke about the destruction of the Armenian Church in Deir-ez-Zor and the state of minorities in the Middle East, noting that the barbarities and the threat of genocide is still there nowadays.
The Ambassador expressed gratitude to the organizers and participants of the conference, among them students and teachers of a school in Roma, who prepared a film about the Armenian genocide in 2013-2014.