President Serzh Sargsyan sent thank-you notes to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck, Chancellor Angela Merkel, and President of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert on the occasion of the adoption by the German Bundestag of the Resolution on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, press department of the President’s office reports.
According to the release, the President of Armenia expressed deep gratitude to them and to all German political and social forces which resolutely stated their position on this issue. President Sargsyan expressed confidence that the Resolution will have its unique place in the process of recognition and prevention of genocides.
“Adoption by the German Bundestag of the Resolution on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide is a historic event. It is historic not only for Armenia and the Armenian nation, for Germany and the German nation but for the entire civilized world. It symbolizes the preeminence of democracy and all-human values and underscores Germany’s consistent role in upholding these values. This is a message to the entire world that crimes against humanity, even if one hundred years old, are not forgotten: they are being condemned for what they were, with a precise definition,” reads the message of the President.