The Italian Abruzzo region has recognized the Armenian Genocide.
At a sitting held on October 27 the Regional Council unanimously adopted a resolution, expressing solidarity with the Armenian people on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and with their struggle for the recognition of historic truth and protection of human rights.
“Today we wrote a beautiful page in the political history of our region,” author of the bill Luciano Monticelli from the ruling Democratic Party declared after the adoption of the document.
“The unanimous adoption of a resolution on such an important issue is an evidence of the maturity of the Council,” he said.
Abruzzo Regional Council became the 99th self-government body in Italy to recognize the Armenian Genocide.