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Spanish city of Benalmadena recognizes Armenian Genocide

Source: Asbarez | Tuesday, 16 August 2016
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City council meeting of Benalmadena, Spain which voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide. (Photo: MFA Armenia)

City council meeting of Benalmadena, Spain which voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide on August 12, 2016. (Photo: MFA Armenia)

BENALMADENA, Spain— The city of Benalmadena, Spain officially recognized and condemned the Armenian Genocide on Friday, August 12, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said. According to the ministry, Benalmadena’s city council voted unanimously for the declaration.

“Benalmadena has joined to more than twenty cities in Spain that have recognized the Armenian Genocide,” the ministry said.

Armenians of Spain outside the city council after unanimous vote to recognize the Armenian Genocide (Photo: MFA Armenia)

Armenians of Spain outside the city council after unanimous vote to recognize the Armenian Genocide (Photo: MFA Armenia)

The first country to recognize the Armenian Genocide was Uruguay in 1965. Thirty countries have since recognized the Armenian Genocide, of which include Russia, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, and 43 U.S. states.

It is recognized also by the Vatican, the European Parliament, the World Council of Churches and other international organizations and coalitions.





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