For the past month, Armenians around the world have been standing united as one in their battle to advance the issue of recognition of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and tell the world about the Azerbaijani-Turkish aggression, and the persistent efforts of the Armenians of Australia have also been successful (New South Wales, the country’s largest state, recognized the right of Artsakh to self-determination, and Ryde adopted a resolution condemning the actions of Azerbaijan and Turkey).
“We called on the Australian government to respond to the situation the right way,” Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of Australia Haig Kaiserian told “Hayern Aysor” (Armenians Today) newspaper.
Last week, Sydney-Armenians held a large demonstration. They expected a turnout of 500 Armenians, but thousands of Armenians joined the demonstration.
“I have always called on the Armenian community to ask themselves if they have done enough for Armenia every night when they go to sleep. This is the challenge facing us now, and we must continue to work in this direction. Together we will win,” he said.
To date, the Armenian communities of Australia and New Zealand have raised $2,700,000 to help Artsakh.