Armenian President Robert Kocharian said the so called Armenian genocide should be recognized internationally...
The Armenian president said it is necessary for Armenia to align itself with Russia in the Caucasus region in order to achieve a balance of power in the region.
Assessing the repercussions of the so called Armenian genocide bills being recognized in certain European countries, Mr. Kocharian said other countries should follow suit after Frances approval of a law recognizing the so called genocide. He said there would be no territorial demands made on Turkey by Armenia however victims of the so called genocide have the initiative of asking for compensation from Turkey.
Mr. Kocharian added that his country wants to improve relations with France and reiterated his country believes it belongs to Europe.
Meanwhile France is preparing to roll out the red carpet for its first state visit from an Armenian president on Monday, during continuing tensions between France and Turkey since Frances acceptance of a law recognizing the so-called Armenian genocide.
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