103 years after the Genocide, we have proved to the world that light and good will prevail, and the Republic of Armenia is a proof of it, Armenia’s President Armen Sarkissian said in his opening remarks at the Third Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide in Yerevan.
“We are a small country, but a global nation. The world knows Armenians as diligent, honest and patriotic people, who live in different countries, are good citizens of those countries and contribute to the success of those countries,” President Sarkissian said.
Speaking about genocide, Armen Sarkissian said “it’s not only an organized rime aimed at annihilating a nation, an ethnic group.”
“This is an action against tolerance aimed at eradicating history, culture, art and knowledge, i.e. it’s a bigger evil, a heavier crime than the annihilation of people,” he stated.
Armenia hosts the 3rd Global Forum against the Crime of Genocide on the 70th anniversary of the adoption of Convention on Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
“The fight between light and darkness is current even today, President Sarkissian said, adding that “the Forum is meant to fight against that very darkness and evil.”
“In the 21st century, in the epicenter of very rapidly changing events, everything that is taking place on this planet, whether good or bad, spreads instantly, forms roots, and acquires followers. I will not call it revolution, industrial revolution. Now we are entering other era which is rather a rapid evolution. The greatest evil of that era is the crime of genocide which, unfortunately, also finds a breeding ground. Obviously, it will not cease to exist if don’t fight against it,” Armenia’s President stated.