Chairman Royce Applauds Germany’s Recognition of Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) applauded yesterday’s vote by
the German Bundestag to recognize the Armenian Genocide, during which 1.5
million innocent lives were taken.

“Germany’s vote to recognize the Armenian Genocide is a major
event.  Acknowledging this dark moment in history is a victory for human
rights.  The annihilation of millions of Armenians was genocide. 
Period.  And the 1
.5
million innocent men, women, and children whose lives were taken deserve
recognition.”
 

Note:  Chairman Royce is an
active member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues.  In April of
2014, Royce led a bipartisan delegation to Armenia during which the delegation
commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and placed a wreath
at Tsitsernakaberd, the national memorial to the Genocide.

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