BEIRUT — Head of the Lebanese Forces Party Samir Geagea expressed his solidarity with the Armenian community on the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
“The memory of the Armenian Genocide and the Sayfo this year come at a time when our homeland faces multiple crises and our people suffer from pandemic and economic hardship,” said Geagea. “In these circumstances, Lebanese Forces cannot, as they usually do, come together to express solidarity with the Armenian people and pray for the lives of the 1.5 million martyrs.”
“What we face today is only a fraction of what our parents and grandparents have suffered over centuries.”
The sacrifice, suffering, and tragedies that the Armenian people have faced throughout their history has firmly cemented the importance of maintaining their national identities and has hardened their spirts and resolve, allowing them to overcome the difficulties of a world that has all too often treated them cruelly, he continued.
“It is the destiny of the struggling nations and peoples who believe in their cause and their homelands, which, even if they are wronged by history and betrayed by geography, will ultimately achieve victory, survival, and permanence.”
Geagea expressed his solidarity with the Armenian community in their demand for wider recognition of the Genocide and noted that he will pray for the martyrs of Armenian, Greek, and Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) peoples who were killed by the forces of the Ottoman Empire and their allies.