YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–An international conference dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide kicked off in Yerevan on Monday, Armenia’s public radio station reported.
The seminar, titled “Recognition, Condemnation, Reimbursement,” brought local and foreign experts to the Armenian capital to discuss topics ranging from modern day challenges facing international recognition to the opportunities of overcoming the consequences of genocide today.
“The events dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Genocide aim to give assessments and outline concrete actions ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide,” said Hayk Demoyan, Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum Institute at Dzidzernagapert. “The main purpose of the program of events dedicated to the 95th anniversary is to proceed from the stage of recognition to the stage of elimination of genocide consequences.”
“If we take the recognition as a starting point, we’ll reach a deadlock, because we understand that Turkey is not the country that could recognize the Armenian Genocide today. As for the elimination of consequences, we should start from working out and applying the correct mechanism,” he added.
German Ambassador to Armenia Hans Jochen Schmidt spoke at the conference about a recently released documentary on the Genocide screened in Germany. Written and directed by Eric Friedler, the film “Aghet-Ein Völkermord,” depicts the great calamity suffered by the Armenian people in 1915.