Dutch parliament recognizes 1915 Armenian massacre as genocide

Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament approved the motion recognizing the Armenian Genocide.

The motions authored by Joel Voordewind  were supported by majority in the parliament.

Acting Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag said that the Dutch government would not follow the parliament’s lead.  Kaag says the Cabinet will “continue to exercise restraint”.

Acting Minister said that the Dutch cabinet member will be present in Yerevan in April at the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.