SYDNEY—The Legislative Council of the New South Wales Parliament adopted a resolution recognizing the Artsakh aka Republic of Nagorno Karabakh and the right to self-determination of its Armenian people, who declared independence 20 years ago.
The motion, which was unanimously adopted on Thursday 25th October, comes after many months of advocacy from the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC Australia). It was introduced to the Chamber by the Hon. Marie Ficarra MLC, who was been a long-standing supporter of Armenian issues.
The motion acknowledges the 20th anniversary of independence for Artsakh (Karabakh), it supports the right to self-determination of its people, and it “calls on the Commonwealth Government [of Australia] to officially recognize the independence ofArtsakh (Karabakh) and strengthen Australia’s relationship with Artsakh and its citizens”.
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