Armenag Aprahamian’s Speech Caused Discussions at WIPO

  • by Western Armenia, May 18, 2024 in National Council

The State Television Company of Western Armenia informed that on May 13-14, in Geneva, the diplomatic conference of the "Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore" was held  initiated by the World Organization.

As we have already informed, the delegation of Western Armenia also participated in the conference, during which the President  of the National Council of Western Armenia, Armenag Aprahamian, gave a speech, raising the issue of indigenous peoples regarding  genocide.

Mr. Aprahamian  noted in particular  that "in the years 1894-1923, the Armenians of Western Armenia were deprived of their territories, and then in 1920, of their statehood, by the "easy" hand of turkey."

The same thing was repeated in September with  Armenians of Artsakh. In 2023, ethnic cleansing took place in Artsakh. The people of Artsakh lost their lands, as a result of which azerbaijan illegally appropriated and exploited the genetic resources of the people of Artsakh and completely destroyed their spiritual and sacred heritage.

Naturally, the representatives of azerbaijan and Turkey did not like this speech, and they tried  to counteract  it.

The representative of the Turkish delegation noted that controversial periods of history should be the subject of a competent and impartial debate of scientists and historians, and not a subject of political consumption.

"We want to emphasize that historical events that are subject to legitimate scientific debate are not part of this technical forum of this diplomatic conference where we will discuss genetic resources and related traditional knowledge to conclude an international document."

It becomes obvious from the speech of the representative of the Turkish delegation that

no significant change has been registered for this country on international platforms.

Denial politics only changed the format, language style and tone, but never the content.

The speech of the representative of Baku was also in the same logic. It is interesting that for the first time the delegation of Western Armenia was supported by the delegation of Eastern Armenia.

The representative of Eastern Armenia referred to the statement of the Baku delegate.

"We want to emphasize that Baku carried out ethnic cleansing of the Armenians of Artsakh in September 2023.

The UN special rapporteur on cultural rights officially called it cultural cleansing.

Finally, we deny all the groundless and false claims made here by the Baku delegate," stated the representative of Eastern Armenia.

Armenag Aprahamian's speech was also covered by several news websites in Eastern Armenia such as,,