Czech President to Urge Parliament, Government to Recognize Armenian Genocide


PRAGUE (Armenpress) — In an interview with the Czech Parliamentni Listi online newspaper, Czech President Milos Zeman said he intends to urge the Parliament and the Government of the Czech Republic to follow Germany’s lead and officially recognize the Armenian Genocide.

“I have expressed my point of view back in 2014, when the Armenian President was visiting Prague at my invitation; I said that the 1915 massacres are Genocide. And because we will depart for Armenia next week, I will repeat this”, he said. “But the next step needs to be done, and upon returning from Armenia I have to urge the Parliament and the Government to follow the German Bundestag’s example.”

He said the Czech Republic should back the issue, since it already has been recognized by Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Italy and other countries.

President Milos Zeman

President Milos Zeman