The Regional Assembly of Sicily became the 105th local self-government body in Italy to recognize the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.
In a resolution unanimously adopted by the Assembly on April 20 the lawmakers express their solidarity with the struggle of the Armenian people aimed at recognition of the historic reality.
The resolution calls on the Sicilian regional authorities and the national government to support the events aimed at recognition of the Armenian Genocide and disseminate information about historic facts for the sake of peace, democracy and the right of peoples of self-determination.
The measure was authored by MPs Cordaro Salvatore, D’Asero Antonino, Papale Alfio and Grasso Bernadette Felice.
The parliament of Italy recognized the Armenian Genocide in 2000.