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YEREVAN. – The Dutch parliament will hold debates on the Armenian Genocide motions this week, author of the motions MP Joel Voordewind said.

The motions were presented in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, on Thursday.

“The debate in the parliament will be held this week. Two motions are submitted, both will be put to the vote,” Mr. Voordewind said in response to an inquiry by Armenian News-NEWS.am.

One motion urges a state minister to attend the commemoration in Yerevan, the other asks the parliament to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

“Both have a majority in parliament,” the MP assured.

On Monday Turkish media said Chargé d’Affaires of the Dutch embassy in Ankara had been summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry in connection with the Armenian Genocide-related motions.

Asked about the possible reaction of Turkey amid already tense relations with the Netherlands, Mr. Voordewind said he does know what the reactions of the Turkish governement will be.

“For us, it’s about justice. Meanwhile the Dutch representative is summoned in Ankara to give explanation,” he added.

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