The Council of the Italian region of Basilicata (Consiglio Regionale della Basilicata) unanimously recognized the Armenian Genocide on September 27, expressing its support to the Armenian people.
The bill was submitted by MP Aurelio Pace at the request of the Armenian community.
The bill says the historic fact of the Armenian Genocide has been recognized by a number of international organizations, including the Turkish Tribunal in 1919.
The document underlines that it’s necessary to inform the public, especially the younger generation, about the tragedy that befell the Armenian nation with a view of preventing similar crimes in the future.
The Regional Council of Basilicata became the 180th regional council in Italy to recognize the Armenian Genocide.