Italy’s Ivrea City Council recognizes Armenian Genocide

( The City Council of the Italian town of Ivrea, Piemonte region, unanimously recognized the Armenian Genocide on its October 12 session, according to press and information department of the Armenian Foreign Ministry.

The statement indicates that by recognizing the historical fact the City Council offers it support to the Armenian nation and to the efforts in protecting its rights.

The honorable guests of the session included Armenian writer and director Vazgen Berberyan and representatives of the National Association of the Italian Partisans (ANPI).

The City Council expressed hopes that the European Parliament would take steps to make European Union candidate Turkey officially recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide.