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Uruguayan Lawmaker Calls For Recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Agencia Prensa Armenia) – Uruguayan Parliament member Daniel Radio asked the authorities of his country to recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic during the commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Montevideo, on April 25.
Radio called for the recognition of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh by Uruguay, since “there are features that allows our country to make this choice. This is not utopia: it is time for Uruguay to seriously consider this possibility and hopefully undertake that path.”
“I would love that in fifty years, the grandson of any of us could hear a legislator express their pride because Uruguay was the first country to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh,” added Radio.
The ceremony, led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives Gerardo Amarilla, was held in the Legislative Palace of Uruguay and was attended by the Senators Luis Lacalle Pou, Luis Alberto Heber, Alvaro Delgado, Rafael Michelini, Rubén Martinez Huelmo and Pablo Mieres, along with Deputies Gerardo Amarilla, Pablo Abdala, Daniel Radio, Ope Pasquet, Alfredo Asti, Jorge Gandini, Graciela Bianchi, Gustavo Penades, Amin Niffouri, Martin Lema, Eduardo Rubio, Juan Jose Olaizola, José Luis Satdjian, Antonio Zoulamian and Pedro Jisdonian. The event was also attended by Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa and the Ambassadors of Russia and Israel.
During the act organized by the Armenian National Committee of Uruguay and the House, documents related to the process of approval of Law Nº 13.326 (the first law in the world to recognize the Armenian Genocide) were given to the Armenian organization.
The Armenian National Committee of Uruguay also recognized the parliamentary work of Deputy Daniel Radio with a commemorative plaque.
“This April 24 is not like others. This April 24th is bloodstained. Today we cannot and should not remember only the 1,500.000 martyrs without honoring the memory of the dozens of young people who have lost their lives these days defending the borders of Nagorno-Karabakh after the brutal aggression of Azerbaijan,” said Sarkis Panosian on behalf of the ANC of Uruguay.
Source: California Courier Online, May 5, 2016