(EAFJD)–As the Polish Sejm (Poland’s Parliament) unanimously passed on April 19 a resolution officially acknowledging the Armenian genocide–the European Armenian Federation hailed the action and expressed appreciation on behalf of all Armenia’s.
The document–initiated by the Sejm Presidium–reads in part–"The memory of the crimes of those years is a moral duty of all the states and people of good will. In the process of Turkey’s integration in the EU–the European Union deman’s the official recognition of the Armenian Genocide and establishment of relations with Armenia." The resolution is awaiting consideration in the Senate.
With this resolution–Poland became the 9th State of the European Union to do so–after Cyprus–Greece–Belgium–Sweden–Italy–France–Slovakia–and the Netherlands.
"We hail this resolution marked by greatness and lucidity. Through this vote–the People of Poland testified their attachment to the ethical values of the Union. We extend to them our congratulations and our fraternal thanks," stated Hilda Tchoboian–chairperson of the European Armenian Federation
"We note that with this last resolution–210 of 460 millions Europeans directly ask Turkey to recognize the genocide and–if tomorrow Germany votes a similar text–it will be nearly 300 millions Europeans who will support this demand. With these repeated resolutions–Europeans confirm the resolution voted by the European Parliament in 1987. Turkey must now assume its responsibility by a sincere and explicit recognition of the Armenian Genocide," concluded Tchoboian.