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Armenia feels obliged to prevent new crimes against humanity: Foreign Minister

On a working visit to Geneva, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian had a meeting with Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The Commissioner hailed Armenia’s consistent efforts towards preventing new genocides, underlining that today the international community is more resolute to prevent crimes against humanity.

“As a nation that survived the first genocide of the 20th century, we feel obliged to take steps to unite the efforts of the international community to exclude new crimes against humanity,” Minister Nalbandian said.

Issues related to minorities and violation of human rights as a result of the situation in the Middle East and the routes of their settlement were discussed. It was noted that Armenia has given refuge to about 20,000 thousand migrants from Syria.

The interlocutors discussed issues related to the protection of human rights in Armenia. Minister Nalbandian spoke of Armenia’s effective cooperation with international human rights organizations.

The Armenian Foreign Minister briefed the UN High Commissioner on the efforts of Armenia and the OSCE Minsk Group towards the resolution of the Karabakh conflict.

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