The Armenian Government today approved the motion to declare December 9 as the Day of Commemoration of Victims of all Genocides.
The measure was proposed by MPs Artak Zakaryan, Zaruhi Postanjyan, Koryun Nahapetyan, Shirak Torosyan and Alexander Arzumanyan.
The date was chosen considering that the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) on December 9, 1948.
The Government rejected the bill on “The occupation of Armenian lands by the Republic of Turkey and the Deprivation of Armenians of their Motherland” proposed by Zaruhi Postanjyan.
According to another decision of the Government, an agreement on lifting the visa regime will be signed between Armenia and Serbia.