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City of Ryde Council in Australia Recognises the Republic of Artsakh


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#1 Yervant1

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 10:30 AM

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City of Ryde Council in Australia Recognises the Republic of Artsakh

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SYDNEY: The City of Ryde in Sydney Australia has recognised the Republic of Artsakh and the right to self-determination of its citizens at a Council Meeting on Tuesday 22nd May 2018, reported the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU).

The motion, which was moved by Armenian-Australian Councillor Sarkis Yedelian and seconded by Mayor Jerome Laxale, passed unanimously, making the City of Ryde the first local government in Australia to recognise the Republic of Artsakh in Australia, and the second legislative body in the country to do so after the NSW Parliament recognised it in 2012.

The motion, which recognised the country's independence and encourages Artsakh's involvement in the international community, also "calls on the Commonwealth Government to officially recognise the independence of the Republic of Artsakh and strengthen Australia's relationship with the Republic of Artsakh and its citizens".

The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) – who worked on this motion along with the Office of the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Artsakh in Australia – applauded this decision.

"The City of Ryde is the most Armenian-populated municipality in Australia, therefore it is only fitting that its Council becomes the first local government to recognise that Artsakh is Armenian, as it was when the ancestors of many thousands of Ryde residents lived in Armenia before the Armenian Genocide," ANC-AU Executive Director, Haig Kayserian commented.

"We thank Councillor Yedelian for moving the motion, and we pay special thanks to Mayor Laxale, who met with our delegation in March and quickly understood that this was an issues of great importance to his Armenian constituency."

Mayor Laxale and Councillor Yedelian met with an ANC-AU delegation including the visiting State Minister of the Republic of Artsakh, Arayik Harutyunyan in March this year.

Kaylar Michaelian, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Artsakh in Australia, added: "A bi-partisan motion from an Australian Council that represents over 164,000 Australians is being applauded today by the 150,000 brave, peace-loving Armenians defending the Republic of Artsakh."

"On behalf of the people and government of the Republic of Artsakh, I thank the City of Ryde Council for bringing our country closer to the recognition that will bring peace to the region of Nagorno Karabakh," Michaelian added.


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 07:17 PM

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 11:18 AM

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