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Brazil Senate approves motion recognizing the Armenian Genocide

On Tuesday, June 2nd, the Brazilian Senate voted to approve the motion recognizing the Armenian Genocide. The decision is posted on the Senate’s official website.

Speaking at a joint press conference with visiting OSCE Chairman-in-Office Ivica Dačić, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian reiterated Armenia’s support for the Brazilian Senate’s decision to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

“This was yet another important step in favor of the efforts of the international community targeted at the prevention of new genocides and crimes against humanity,” he added.

The resolution expresses its “solidarity with the Armenian people during the course of the centenary of the campaign of extermination of its population” and states that “the Senate recognizes the Armenian Genocide, whose centenary was marked on April 24, 2015.”

In addition, it denounces the “systematic denial, pressure and intimidation against those who try to reconstruct historical events.”

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