Armenian Genocide Commemoration – Apricot Tree at Ealing Green
The Armenian community of Ealing commemorated together with his excellency Ambassador Nersesyan, the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ealing Green and laid flowers at the memorial apricot tree. Members of Parliament Rupa Huq and James Murray, leader of the Ealing Council Peter Mason and retired Member of Parliament Stephen Pound, who were all invited to attend by the Armenian National Committee UK, each made a tribute. The event was organised by the Armenian Community Council. Chairman of ANC UK Annette Moskofian delivered a speech calling for justice:
“Despite Azerbaijan’s caviar diplomacy and the millions Azeris and Turks spend on PR, Tim Loughton MP said during our recent visit to Armenia, there are more supporters in the Parliament than ever before.
So, your efforts are making a difference. Now we can see the increasing support from our Ealing MPs and the Council.
We have MPs from across the Union, from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland who have a genuine interest in Armenian issues. The liberal Democrats have urged the UK government to recognise the Armenian Genocide. More and more influential Labour and Conservative MPs are now staunch advocates of our cause. This was demonstrated by the Private Member’s Bills and the Early day motions on The UK recognition of the Armenian Genocide in the Parliament.
Therefore, we must increase our community pressure and gain further support. We do this to stop further atrocities against Armenians and in the world at large.
Our history deserves justice.
Our future demands justice because our cause is Just.”