Member of the European Parliament Bart Staes said he welcomes the resolution on the Armenian Genocide that was adopted earlier this week.
“I very much welcome this resolution. I was in 1987 one of the collaborators of MEP Jaak Vandemeulebroucke, the rapporteur of the very first resolution that the European Parliament adopted,” he said in response to Armenian News-NEWS.am inquiry.
The MP is confident that it is very important that this first genocide of the 20th century is recognized.
“I hope it opens the eyes of the Turkish leadership. They can be great in recognizing errors and crimes of the past,” he said.