Belgian parliament may pass resolution on Armenian Genocide

Belgian MP from New Flemish Alliance party Peter De Roover announced preparing draft resolution on the centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

He has already submitted the document for approval of all political parties, La Libre reported.

Nevertheless, representatives of the Greens offered to make amendments to the text, since the draft resolution contains an open call to the government of Belgium to recognize the Armenian Genocide, L’Avenir reported.

The draft resolution contains a call to honor memory of the Genocide victims, to participate in the events on the Armenian Genocide Centennial, to condemn all cases of the crimes against humanity and genocides and to reject any denial attempts, to call Turkey to use an opportunity of recognizing the Armenian Genocide.

The draft resolution, however, will hardly be put to the vote before the recess. The voting will probably take place either in the end of this year, or next year.

The Belgian parliament already recognized Armenian Genocide back in 1998 when the Senate passed the relevant resolution.