WESTERN ARMENIA- The commemoration event of the victims of The Genocide against Armenians took place at 2pm, on April 24, 2021 in front of Komitas Statue, in Paris.
Vahan Valid KAZAZYAN, the Consul of the Republic of Western Armenia laid a wreath and observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims, in the presence of citizens of Western Armenia, in accordance with the sanitary restrictions, in Paris.
Let us remind that the Council of People’s Commissars of the Soviet Russia proclaimed the right of the Armenians of Tachka-Armenia (Western Armenia) to self-determination to their independence on December 29, 1917. The state of Western Armenia was de facto recognized independent at the Paris Conference on January 19, 1920 and de jure at the San Remo Conference on May 11, 1920 by the Supreme Allied Council, whose border with Turkey was subject to arbitration by US President Woodrow Wilson on November 22, but was not recognized by the UN authorities because occupied by Turkey.
Let’s remind that in 1894-1923, the indigenous Armenian population was subjected to genocide in the occupied territories of Western Armenia, which was carried out by three successive Turkish governments.