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Chile has a very small Armenian community.

Armen Kouyoumdjian is an Armenian immigrant to Chile.

Genocide Recognition

CHILE'S SENATE CALLS GOVERNMENT FOR RECOGNIZING ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Noyan Tapan Jun 07 2007

SANTIAGO, JUNE 7, NOYAN TAPAN. On June 5 Chile's Senate passed a unanimous resolution, calling the goverment for supporting the Armenian people and condemning the genocide committed against them. Recardo Nunyes Munyos, Senate member from the Socialist Party, is the author of the draft resolution. This was reported to Noyan Tapan by RA Press and Information Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The document particularly says that on April 24, 1915 in Kostandnupolis, the capital of the Turkish Empire of those days, all the leaders of the Armenian community were detained without a court procedure and disappeared without a trace, and this initiated the policy of natural annihilation towards that people by the empire authorities. As a result of the severely committed genocide in 1915-1923, more than 1.5 mln Armenian subjects of the Empire, who lived in the lands of their ancestors for thousands of years, were killed.

It is mentioned in the document that this terrible deed was the first "ethnic cleansing" of the 20th century, that recorded the fact of human rights violation of this people much earlier than such kind of deeds got legal formulation. In contrary to the efforts of razing it from the collective memory of humanity and the absence of big countries' sensitive approach towards what had happened, the Armenians and Armenian organizations, victims of that terrible deed, spread all over the world, are honored with the recognition of the genocide by the world community. In 1985 it was also recognized by the UN Discrimination Prevention and Minorities Protection Sub-Commission, which qualified what had happened to the Armenians as a genocide. The fact of the genocide was recognized by Uruguay, Argentina, Greece, Bulgaria, Russia, Italy, Lebanon, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland, Venezuela, Lithuania, Canada and France, as well as by European Parliament, World Church Council (WCC) and the Permanent Peoples' Court.

"Our country has not recognized the genocide yet, in contrary to its permanent assurance, according to which in international relations the principle of human rights is superior with respect to any agreement or obligation, thus, it's Chile's ethnic and moral duty to take corresponding steps, that follow from the 1985 UN resolution, according to which a severe genoside was committed in the Armenia under the rule of the Ottoman Empire against a defenceless people, which demands moral compensation from the world community and the Turkish country, in particular," the document says.

Taking into account the above-mentioned, Chile's Senate has made a decision to support the Armenian people, condemning the genocide, and address Chile's goverment with the suggestion of joining the 1985 UN resolution.


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Armenia Square

Armenia Square Opens In Chile

news.am January 30, 2012 | 19:40

YEREVAN. -Square named Armenia was opened in Puerto Williams city, Chile, on Jan. 29 with a cross-stone set up in the square.

The initiative to donate a cross-stone to the city belongs to Argentinean-Armenian businessman, head of Corporacion America Eduardo Eurnekian, Armenian MFA press service informs Armenian News-NEWS.am.

Eduardo Eurnekian, Armenian Ambassador to Argentina and Chile Vladimir Karmirshalian, Armenian Consul in Chile Eduardo Guarachi and representatives of local media participated in the event.


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Chile Opens Armenia Square

Vestnik Kavkaza Jan 31 2012 Russia

Puerto Williams, the southmost point of South America in Chili, has opened a square named ~SArmenia", News Armenia reports.

A special cross (khachkar) brought from Armenia was set up on the square. It was a gift of Eduardo Ernekyan, an Argentinean businessman of Armenian origin.

Vladimir Karmirshalyan, Armenian Ambassador to Argentina, Eduardo Rodriguez Guarachi, Armenian Consul to Chili, and Chilean MPs and media were at the opening.


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