WESTERN ARMENIA- The commemoration event of the victims of The Genocide against Armenians took place on April 24, 2021 in front of Khachkar in Geneva.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Western Armenia Lidya Margosian laid a wreath at the Khachkar of St. Hagop Church, in the presence of citizens and flag bearers of Western Armenia, in accordance with the sanitary restrictions.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Lidia Margosian made an official speech on the name of Western Armenia. (Video)
The commemoration of the victims of the Genocide against the Armenian people in Geneva, in the presence of young generations directly from Western Armenia, is the first in Geneva to create an atmosphere worthy to our ancestors.
Let us remind that the Council of People’s Commissars of the Soviet Russia proclaimed the right of the Armenians of Turkish 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.