BERLIN, JANUARY 13. ARMINFO. The Embassy of Armenia in Berlin together with outstanding representatives of the Armenian community of Germany will continue lobbying the Armenian Genocide recognition in Bundesrat, Armenian Ambassador to Germany Karine Kaziryan says in a talk with ARMINFO.
Bundestag’s June 2005 adoption of a special resolution condemning the events of 1915 is not a end. “We will continue lobbying the issue in Bundesrat for it to adopt at least a relevant resolution if not a law like the French one,” says Kaziryan. She says that it is necessary that the future resolution use the word “genocide” directly rather than in quotation like was the case with Bundestag’s resolution. “The first step has already been taken and this will help us to move forward. In personal talk German MPs always call the events of 1915 the Armenian Genocide,” notes Kaziryan.
Asked if the Turkish government and the biggest in Germany Turkish community can hinder the further lobbying of the issue in Germany, Kaziryan says that all their attempts to torpedo the adoption of the resolution in June failed. After the adoption of the revolution Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdohan called “a spineless politician” the former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, with whom he had been very close. Despite being deeply hurt by the resolution the Turks are still trying to keep the balance. The Armenian Genocide recognition is gathering momentum as an international issue and can no longer be stopped or reversed.