Germany’s Armenian Genocide Decision ‘Final’
says Bundestag Vice President
:: YEREVAN (Armenpress)—During his visit to Yerevan on October 5,
Vice President of the German Bundestag, Johannes Singhammer said the adoption
of the Armenian Genocide recognition resolution by Bundestag was the correct decision.
“Yes, we have decided to submit the resolution on the Genocide in the German Parliament
and after long discussions we adopted it. I think it was a step towards the truth, and the truth
is a step forward towards the peace; in other words, this was a step aimed at achieving peace.
A hundred years have already passed: I think time has come for doing that. We will be able to go
to the future if we remember the past. It is a necessity,” he said.
Regarding the negative Turkish reaction over the adoption of the resolution especially after
recent developments Singhammer said, “Our decision in the German Parliament is final and
we will not change it.”
Singhammer and the German delegation visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial on October 5 to
pay tribute to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims where they laid flowers.
The delegation was accompanied by German Ambassador to Armenia Matthias Kiesler.