17:06 03.02.2014

On January 30th, 2014, initiated by the Armenian National Committee of
Romania (ANC Romania) and at the behest of His Eminency Bishop Datev
Hagopian, Primate of Armenian Apostolic Church in Romania, a meeting
was held with the ambassador of Switzerland, H.E. Jean Hubert Lebet,
in the Armenian Prelacy of Romania, the European Armenian Federation
for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) reports.

The objective of the meeting was to discuss the necessity of
Switzerland to appeal the ECHR verdict on Dogu Perincek vs Switzerland
case, as of December 17th, 2013. Perincek was condemned by the Federal
court of Switzerland for denial of the Armenian Genocide and his
claims that "the genocide is an international lie."

The meeting was assisted by Mr. Paul Hagopian, representative of the
ANC Romania, Mr. Varoujan Voskanian, president of Armenian Union of
Romania, Mr. Varoujan Pamboukjian, member of the National Assembly of
Romania, the reverend father Ezras Bogdan and reverend father Hetoum
Tarverdian, the spiritual pastors of Bucharest and Pitesht.

The importance of the acceptance and condemning of the Armenian
Genocide was raised once again during the meeting. The participants
made loud their voices of protest against the declarations of Perincek,
that "the events of 1915 are not genocide". The protest was stated
in the form of letter handed over to the ambassador, who expressed
his concerns over the issue.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress