Th. Jagland: Armenia is an inspiring country
During the International Social and Political Global Forum against the Crime of Genocide Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland called on the international society to be with those nations which suffered by the crimes against humanity and take actions to prevent such crimes in future.
"100 years ago many people lost their opportunity to use their potential, thousands people were forced to poverty, it was a loss not for only Armenians, but also for the whole nation", Jagland said.
In this context he stressed that the international society has much to do, but unfortunately, the politics disturbs the sympathy. "The countries have obligation to prevent ethnical cleansings and the international society must assist them in this. Hundred thousands of people are dying in Syria in 21st century. Millions of them are becoming refugees. This is a catastrophy which should be impossible in 21st century. All of us has an obligation to protect innocent people. Armenia is in the epicenter of the problem and it assists us in this issue".
CE Secretary General did not ignore Armenian-Turkish relations here and udnerlined that Armenia and Turkey would be able to launch the normalization of bilateral relations. "If there is an occasion, I call on you to use this opportunity, the EC is ready to assist in this issue".
Jagland underlined that Armenia is an inspiring country and its pain may become a strength.