Dutch Parliamentary Resolution


April 9, 2015

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House of Representatives of States General
2014-2015 Meeting Year

34,000 V
Nr. 64

Adoption of the budget statements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (V) for the year 2015

AMENDED MOTION OF MEMBER VOORDEWIND C.S. TO REPLACE THAT PRINTED UNDER NO. 59

Proposed April 9, 2015

The Chamber,

after hearing the deliberation,

noting that the Rouvoet et al. (21 501-20, no. 270) concerning the issue of the recognition of the Armenian genocide in the dialogue with Turkey (for the sake of completeness, this also concerns the Assyrians, the Pontic Greeks and Arameans, who also fell victim to this genocide) was adopted House-wide in 2004;

Believes that it is very important that Turkey and Armenia reach a joint agreement on their history;

Considers that acceptance of mutual understanding of the events of 1915 is necessary in order to take a step forward in relations between the two countries;

Hopes that upcoming commemorative gatherings of 100 years of Armenian genocide, in the Netherlands and elsewhere, contribute to respect and acceptance between the communities involved;

Calls on the government, following on from the adopted Rouvoet et al. motion, bilaterally and at EU level, to continue to call on the Turkish government to give new impetus to Armenia and to seek reconciliation with the Armenian government,

And proceeds to the order of the day.

Voordewind
Omtzigt
Ten Broeke
Servaes
Sjoerdsma
Van Bommel
Van Ojik
Van der Staaij
Bontes
Thieme
Klein