New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Urged to Recognize the Armenian Genocide


On the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian National Committee of New Zealand (ANC-NZ) have called on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Government to formally recognise the mass murder of over 1.5 million Armenians as Genocide. In the lead up to April 24, the ANC-NZ have written a letter on behalf of the broader Armenian-New Zealand community to call on Wellington to stand with over 30 nations around the world and correctly characterise the Armenian Genocide. In 2018, Prime Minister Ardern announced her Government’s position on the Armenian Genocide following questions from probing journalists at a press conference. She referred to the events as “tragic” and simply acknowledged the “large scale loss of life” without calling the massacres of Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks a genocide. To read the full story, check out the link below to the article in Yerepouni.…/new-zealand-prime…/


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