Dutch State Secretary Menno Snel of Finance will attend the commemoration of the Armenian genocide in Armenia next week. This is the first time a member of the Dutch government will be present at the commemoration. From now on a Dutch Minister or State Secretary will attend the commemoration every five years, NL Times reports.
Two months ago the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, adopted a resolution reiterating its earlier recognition of teh Armenian Genocide.
The Kamer also demanded that the government send a representative to the commemoration of the genocide, and the government agreed.
After the Kamer recognized the Armenian genocide, Turkish media targeted five Dutch parliamentarians who have a Turkish background. Turkish website En Son Haber published their names and photos under the headline: “The five Turks who have betrayed the motherland”.