Germany working group works to achieve Armenian Genocide recognition

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Our working group has been acting for 15 years. Its members are representatives of various nationalities and our goal is to achieve the international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide, Zhirayr Kocharyan, member of the working group on the Armenian Genocide recognition in Germany, told a press conference in Yerevan.

Kocharyan said that the working group cooperates with the Greek and Assyrian communities in Germany and organizes rallies, demonstrations and commemorative events in Berlin every year on April 24.

“We try to cooperate with German politicians as well as with Assyrians and Greeks as both the Assyrians and the Greeks were also subjected to genocide in Turkey,” he said.

The speaker noted that in 2005, the German Bundestag passed a resolution on the Armenian Genocide, which did not recognize the Armenian Genocide, but attempted to reconcile the Armenians with the Turks.

Kocharyan added that the Armenian lobbying in Germany is weaker than the Turkish one and therefore they try to balance the forces, cooperating with other national minorities living in Germany.

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