Shoah: Ciampi, EU was answer to Holocaust

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia, Italy
Jan 28 2005


(AGI) – Rome, Jan. 27 – In his speech coinciding with the Holocaust
Day, Italian Head of State Carlo Azeglio Ciampi said that Europe’s
strength “lies in its ability to overcome past divisions and in the
yearn of its peoples to create a common future based on the same
history”. He added that “the intention to work together in the
respect of human dignity, minorities’ rights and differences is
essential if European integration is to be achieved. I am pleased to
have the opportunity to say this today, as we remember the
Holocaust”, he said during his meeting with Armenian president Robert
Kocharian. “This is the spirit of European relationships with
bordering nations”, he continued, “and it is how Europe operated in
the Balkans, where it restored dialogue and peaceful cohabitation, or
in the Caucasus, where its aim is to achieve lasting development,
democracy and peace”. (AGI) –
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