The Dutch Parliament adopted a new resolution demanding the immediate release of Armenian prisoners-of-war and civilians, informs the Armenian Embassy in the Netherlands
As a result of extensive discussions in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Dutch Parliament on Wednesday, at today’s plenary session, the parliament passed a resolution by an overwhelming majority of votes (147 to 3) demanding the release of Armenian prisoners of war and civilians.
The resolution reminded that the return of the prisoners-of-war and civilians is part of the November 9 Trilateral Statement signed by the leaders of Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. The resolution noted that the Geneva Conventions obliges the parties to release the captives immediately after the cessation of hostilities. Dutch MP’s called on the Foreign Minister to put pressure on Azerbaijan in the European Council to immediately repatriate all Armenian prisoners.