El Pais: Uruguay Parliament to convene on Armenian Genocide Centenni

El Pais: Uruguay Parliament to convene on Armenian Genocide Centennial

00:15, 05.04.2015
Region:World News, Armenia
Theme: Politics

Uruguay Parliament will convene special session devoted to the 100th
anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The initiative of the session
advanced by the Uruguay National Party was supported by all the other
parliamentary forces.

The Party member Jorge Guekdjian will deliver a speech on the tragedy
of the Armenian nation and the support that the refugees received in
Uruguay – the first country in the world to recognize the Armenian
Genocide in 1965.

A number of events are planned to be held in Montevideo on the
occasion of April 24, El Pais reports. The symphonic orchestra
conducted by Maestro Alvaro Hagopian will perform in the Adela Reta
National Concert Hall of Uruguay. On April 23 nearly 14 thousand
Uruguayans of Armenian origin will march along 18 de Julio Avenue –
the main avenue of Montevideo.

“The Armenia community hasn’t forgotten the traditions and faith of
its long-suffering ancestors. Moreover, the will of the Armenian
community seems to get stronger with the years, requiring the Turkish
government – the heir of Abdul Hamid and Kemal Ataturk government – to
recognize the committed crime,” the newspaper reports.

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From: Baghdasarian