Dutch Parliamentary Resolution


February 22, 2018

House of Representatives of States General
2 2017-2018 Meeting Year

34,775 V
Nr. 56

Adoption of the budget statements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (V) for the year 2018

MOTION OF THE VOORDEWIND C.S.

Proposed February 22, 2018

The Chamber,

after hearing the deliberation,

Whereas the opinion of the CAVV and the EFTA (External Public Advisor) states that the government and parliament can recognize a genocide and that this is important;

Declares that the Chamber recognizes the Armenian genocide (for the sake of completeness, this also concerns the Assyrians, the Pontic Greeks and Arameans who have also fallen victim to this genocide),

and proceeds to the order of the day.

Voordewind
Ten Broeke
Van Helvert
Sjoerdsma
Van Ojik
Karabulut
Van Raan
Krol
Van der Staaij
Baudet

House of Representatives of States General
2 2017-2018 Meeting Year

34,775 V
Nr. 57

Adoption of the budget statements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (V) for the year 2018

MOTION OF THE VOORDEWIND C.S.

Proposed February 22, 2018

The Chamber,

after hearing the deliberation,

Noting that many countries have sent representatives at government level to attend the commemoration of the Armenian genocide in Yerevan, such as at the 100th commemoration in 2015, but that the Netherlands has not previously been represented at government level;

Noting that the House of Representatives had already adopted the Rouvoet et al. motion (21 501-20, no. 270) in 2004 and the Voordewind et al. (34,000 V, no. 64) in 2015, calling on the government to discuss the Armenian genocide;

Considering that the Dutch government should also play an exemplary role in this area;

Calls on the government, at the next commemoration of the Armenian genocide in Yerevan, in April 2018, to have a Dutch representative at the governmental level participate, and then to attend every anniversary of the genocide commemoration,

and proceeds to the order of the day.

Voordewind
Ten Broeke
Van Helvert
Sjoerdsma