The majority of the Lower House of Belgium intends to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
Denis Ducarme, the leader of the Reformist Movement (MR) faction of the House of Representatives of the Belgian parliament, announced this in the interview with RTBF and RT TV channels.
As Armenpress reports referring to the Belgian newspaper RLN, the leader of the faction will soon introduce the corresponding resolution bill to the Lower House. As it turned out, Reformist Movement is not the only political power that demands immediate recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Another coalition party, New Flemish Alliance (NVA), has already introduced a resolution bill on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, but Ducarne stressed that it called for serious elaboration as the statement on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the Lower House was absent from the text while according to the periodical Ducarne called that statement the most important point.
RLN stresses that all the parties want to recognize the Genocide, but the treatment of several Turkish MPs causes disputes, the Belgian newspaper reports. The periodical reminded the case of the party “Democratic Humanistic Center” when Mahinur Özdemir – an MP denyinh the recognition of the Armenian Genocide – was expelled from the arty.
The Belgian parliament adopted a resolution on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide back in 1998, at the level of the Upper Chamber.