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Italy's Lazio recognizes the Armenian Genocide
2019-03-19 13:52:11

The Regional Council of Lazio has recognized the Armenian Genocide, the Council for the Armenian Community of Rome informs. 

At a sitting on March 18 the Council unanimously approved a motion presented by Councilmember Sergio Pirozzi, acknowledging the fact of the Armenian Genocide and expressing full solidarity to the Armenian people in their fight for historical truth and human rights protection.

Lazio thus becomes the 136th Council that recognizes the Armenian genocide.

"This motion represents a sincere act of truth and solidarity towards a people victim of deportations and brutal killings", Councilor Pirozzi said in a letter to the Armenian community.

 He voiced hope that this act would "constitute a warning for young people and future generations."

The Council for the Armenian Community of Rome expressed gratitude to all the members of the Council of the Lazio Region.