Norwegian Prime Minister Rejects Armenian Invitation
Erna Solberg declares she will not attend centennial commemorations of the 1915 incidents to be held in Armenia
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has declared that she will not attend centennial commemorations of the 1915 incidents to be held in Armenia.
Rejecting Armenian President Serj Sakisyan's invitation Solberg said that their relations with Turkey were more important for them.
In this regard Turkey has repeatedly offered to open archives and examined by impartial historians however Armenia never listened. To me this is a matter concerning only the historians and it should not be made a political matter, Solberg said.
Norwegian Prime Ministry Undersecretary Baard Glad Pedersen said that decisions on the historical matters must be left to the historians. This issue has been frequently discussed in the recent years. However, what has to be recognized as a genocide is obvious from the UN resolutions. Therefore, lets leave evaluations to the historians on this matter.