On January 21, 2017, His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate, attended the event jointly organized by the whole Armenian community of Quebec at the Montreal Armenian Community Center commemorating the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, and featuring Cem Ozdemir, the co-chair of the Green Party in Germany, and a member of the German Parliament who initiated the resolution passed by the Bundestag on June 2, 2016, on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.