At the NYC Council’s October 29 Stated Meeting, Council Member Paul A. Vallone introduced a resolution calling on Congress and the President of the United States to work towards a lasting ceasefire and peaceful resolution to the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, and issued the following statement:
“Today I want to rise and speak on the atrocities once again being perpetrated upon the Armenian people and express my deep concern with the ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. Once again, Armenia, the homeland of my wife and our family, finds itself under attack and fighting for survival. It is my hope that an immediate peaceful resolution can be reached to end the heartbreaking violence, destruction and loss of life currently impacting the region of Artsakh. For this reason, I’ve introduced today a resolution urging Congress and the President of the United States to work towards a lasting ceasefire and peaceful resolution to the Armenia and Azerbaijan conflict.
“For the thousands of Armenian Americans who call our city home, and the thousands more residing throughout the country, the US must stand up to aggression and let the Armenian people know they are not alone while we advocate for peace in the region. I’m proud today to speak at our City Council Chamber on this issue and call for #PeaceForArmenians.”