Jorge Orrico paid a tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide
12:11, 16 November, 2012
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 16, ARMENPRESS: President of the Chamber of Representatives of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay Jorge Orrico and the delegation headed by him visited Tstitsernakaberd, memorial perpetuating the memory of innocent victims of Armenian Genocide. As Armenpress reports, Uruguayan high ranking officials accompanied by National Assembly deputy speaker Edward Sharmazanov laid a wreath at the Monument and flowers at the Eternal Fire.
Hayk Demoyan, Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Director hosted the foreign high ranking officials in the Museum introduced them with the exhibits of 20th century's greatest crime. The delegation members left their impressions in the Commemoration Book. On behalf of Uruguay we once again adopt the struggle you are pursuing. It is impossible to move forward without perseverance to recognize the present. President of the Chamber of Representatives of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay planted a symbolical tree in memory Alley.
The delegation headed by President of the Chamber of Representatives of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay Jorge Orrico arrived in Armenia on November 12 evening by the invitation of National Assembly chairman Hovik Abrahamyan. Uruguay is the world's first country to recognize the Armenian Genocide in 1965 by a Resolution and passed a law in the Parliament in 2004.
Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay were established on May 27, 1992.
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