His Holiness Aram I thanks the President of Cyprus for the new law Criminalizing the negation of the Armenian Genocide

April 2015

Upon hearing that the Cypriot parliament had voted unanimously to adopt a law criminalizing the negation of the Armenian Genocide, Catholicos Aram I wrote to President Nicos Anastasiades, thanking the people of Cyprus for their decision. In his letter, His Holiness Aram I noted that in 1975, Cyprus was the second country to recognize the Armenian Genocide officially; he wrote that the adoption of the current law demonstrates the commitment of Cyprus to the protection of human rights. Aram I concluded his letter by inviting the President to give a new expression to the historic relations between Greeks and Armenians by working in partnership for justice and human rights.