RECOGNITION OF ARMENIAN PEOPLE'S TRAGEDY, A NECESSARY SIGNAL FOR ELIMINATING HATRED, INTOLERANCE, RACISM, XENOPHOBIA - ROMANIAN PRESIDENT

17:02 * 24.04.15

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Friday sent a message on the
occasion of the commemoration of 100 years since the Armenians'
historical tragedy, in which he says that the recognition of this
tragedy is an important and necessary signal to get rid of hatred,
intolerance, racism and xenophobia.

"One century after the tragic events of 1915, I bring a pious homage
to the victims of the Armenian people, who resisted over decades
the history's ups and downs and the hardships from the beginning
of the last century. Hundreds of thousands of innocent souls have
perished then in a terrible crime that overshadowed humanity and
compels us today to recognition and reconciliation," Iohannis said
in his message, the Romanian national news agency Agerpres reports,
citing the Presidential Administration.

The president added that the commemoration and the awareness of the
drama the Armenian people has passed through are today mandatory
approaches for our world to learn the lesson of the past.

"The respect for the victims forces us to turn our mind to the
disappeared and pray for them in silence. May the memory of the victims
stay eternally in our hearts!" says Iohannis in the above-mentioned
message.

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