The Australian Hellenic Council has expresses unequivocal solidarity with the Armenian people and have condemned Azerbaijani ceasefire violations in Artsakh.
“We condemn the cease-fire violations by Azerbaijan in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and express full solidarity with the Armenian people. Azerbaijani and Turkish aggression in the region is alarming and unacceptable!” the Australian Hellenic Council wrote on Facebook.
We condemn the cease-fire violations by Azerbaijan in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and express full solidarity with the…
The Australian Hellenic Council is the peak representative body of the Australian Greek Community. It is made up of the secretariats of the Hellenic Councils of each of Australia’s States and Territories.
In turn, the Armenian National Committee of Australia thanked the Australian Hellenic Council.
“Thank you to our brothers and sisters at the Australian Hellenic Council!” the top representative body of the Australian Armenian Community wrote on Facebook in response.
Thank you to our brothers and sisters at the Australian Hellenic Council!#StopAliyev #ArtsakhStrong
The Hellenic Council of Australia, the Armenian National Committee of Australia and the Assyrian Universal Alliance launched in February 2020 a Joint Justice Initiative at Australia’s Parliament House. A Memorandum of Understanding by the three communities declared joint efforts for Australia to recognize the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides as a priority on behalf of their communities.
The Joint Justice Initiative has so far announced the support of Michael Sukkar MP, Senator Louise Pratt, Warren Entsch, Joel Fitzgibbon MP, Andrew Wilkie MP, Julian Leeser MP, Michelle Rowland MP, Senator Paul Scarr, Tony Zappia MP, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Senator Hollie Hughes, Senator Rex Patrick, Mike Freelander MP, Senator Eric Abetz, Senator Larissa Waters, Senator Pat Dodson, Jason Falinski MP, Josh Burns MP, John Alexander MP, Senator Andrew Bragg and Bob Katter MP, with a promise of more announcements to come.
On February 25, 2020 over 100 Federal Australian parliamentarians, diplomats, departmental officials, political staffers, academics, media and community leaders were treated to cultural performances, food, wine and brandy, as well as the historic signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, which affirmed that the signatory public affairs representatives of the three communities were jointly committed to seeing Australia recognize the Turkish-committed Genocide against the Armenian, Greek and Assyrian citizens of the Ottoman Empire during World War I.