PRAGUE (ArmRadio)—President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman urges the country’s Chamber of Deputies to discuss a resolution condemning the Armenian Genocide, Radio Praha reports.
“The issue was discussed during the President’s meeting with Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies Jan Hamáček,” president’s spokesperson George Ovčáček said on Twitter.
During a recent trip to Armenia in June, President Zeman had promised to urge the Parliament to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
“I have expressed my stance over the issue of the Armenia Genocide since 2014 during Armenian President’s visit to the Czech Republic. In the case of Nazi Germany’s victory, people of my country also could experience such sufferings, and history could repeat itself. I know that 10 EU member states have condemned the Genocide, from non-EU member states Russia and Canada did it. As a next step to this statement, I will call on the Czech Parliament to follow Germany’s example and issue such a statement,” Zeman stated after the meeting in Yerevan.
During his state visit, Zeman visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial where he laid a wreath and paid tribute to the memory of victims of the Armenian Genocide. He also planted a fir tree at the Memory Park of the Tsitsernakaberd Complex, and made an inscription in the Book of Honorary Guests of the Genocide Museum-Institute.