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His Holiness Aram I thanks Cyprus leaders for criminalization of Armenian Genocide denial

His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, has sent letters to the President and Parliament Speaker of Cyprus, hailing the criminalization of the Armenian Genocide denial by the House of Representatives.

“We’ll never forget that in 1975 Cyprus became the second in the world to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide,” His Holiness wrote.

He expressed gratitude to the Parliament of Cyprus for this historic decision.

“This courageous decision is an expression of the commitment of Cyprus to the protection of justice and human rights. The ties between the Armenian and Greek peoples are deeply rooted in common history. It’s vital to continue the cooperation with renewed efforts today for the sake of justice and human dignity,” His Holiness said.

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