Czech president to calls on government to recognize Armenian Genocide

By Asbarez | Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Czech Republic President, Milos Zeman

Czech Republic President, Milos Zeman

PRAGUE (ArmRadio) —President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman will ask the Government and Parliament to officially recognize the massacre of Armenians by Turks as genocide.

“I expressed my stance on the Armenian Genocide, when the President of Armenia, Serzh Sarkisian, was visiting Prague in 2014,” President Zeman said in an interview with

The President said he will reiterate the position during his state visit to Armenia. “But more steps are needed, and after my talks in Armenia, I’ll call on the Czech Government and Parliament to follow the example of the German Bundestag,” he stated.

The President recalled that the Armenian Genocide has been recognized not only by Germany, but also a number of other countries, including France, Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Italy and others.

Zeman arrived in Armenia for a two-day state visit on Tuesday at the invitation of Sarkisian.