South American Armenians Meet with Swiss Representatives

(Agencia Prensa Armenia)—The Armenian National Committee (Consejo Nacional Armenio, or CNA) of South America this month held a series of meetings with Swiss representatives in Argentina and Uruguay to express the community’s concern over the recent European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling in the case “Perincek vs. Switzerland.”

In a letter given to the representatives, the CNA stressed the “damaging consequences that could bring this ruling, not only for the fight for recognition and reparations of the Armenian Genocide, but also for the whole rules and principles of the international laws regarding Human Rights.” The letter concluded, “That is why we respectfully ask, through you, the Swiss State to appeal the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.”

On Feb. 13, the CNA of Uruguay met with the Swiss ambassador in Uruguay, Didier Pfirter, who said he was fully aware of the just claims of the Armenian people, and has been interested in issues related to the Armenian Genocide for years. Ambassador Pfirter promised to deliver the letter to his government.
On Feb. 14, the CNA of Buenos Aires, Argentina, handed the letter to the Swiss ambassador in Argentina, Johannes Matyassy. On Feb. 20, the CNA of Córdoba, a province of Argentina, met with the honorary consul of Switzerland in Cordoba, Dr. Ricardo J. Rysler.

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