Egyptian lawmakers call on parliament to follow Netherlands’ example on Armenian Genocide


Yahia Al-Kadwani, deputy chairman of the defense and national security committee of the Egyptian parliament and Tarek El-Khouly, secretary of the committee on foreign affairs, once again touched upon the issue of recognizing the 1915 Armenian massacres as genocide.

Citing the two resolutions recently adopted by the Dutch parliament, the two MPs demanded a similar decision from the Egyptian legislature.

According to Al-Kadwani, such a move is necessary to confront Turkey’s continuous infringements as “the massacre of Armenians is a historical fact, and everyone should have a clear stance.”

El-Khouly, in turn, told reporters that Egypt is a witness to history having provided refuge to Armenians in the early 20th century.

Yahia Al-Kadwani

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