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Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and Ezidikhan PM Hammo

Ezidikhan PM Seeks Constructive Relations with Armenia

by Patrick Harriganon May 15, 2018
Ezidikhan Prime Minister Hammo expressly called on the Armenian Prime Minister to enter into constructive and cooperative engagement to advance trade, jobs, and economic development in each country.
Prime Minister Waheed Mandoo Hammo’s grandfather Hammo Shiro was the Pasha (high level official in the Ottoman Empire) and charismatic leader of the Yezidis in the late 1800s to early 1900s who offered sanctuary in Yezidi territory in the Shingal to at least twenty thousand Armenians. He is credited with having saved their lives in a bold and courageous act of defiance toward marauding Turks and Kurds during the Armenian genocide between 1915 and 1917.

Ezidikhan applauds Armenian recognition of Yezidi genocide

by Patrick Harriganon January 21, 2018
Armenian MP Rustam Makhmudyan, a Yezidi, urged Armenia's Parliament to “not only condemn the genocide against the Yezidi people, but also investigate the crimes through international agencies, pursue the perpetrators of the crimes and hold them accountable, and to take measures to prevent similar actions in the future”.