A number of important materials about the history of the Armenians and the Genocide of Armenians were handed over to the Genocide of Armenians Museum-Institute by the Armenian community of Uruguay: brochures, leaflets and books. Director of the Museum-Institute Harutyun Marutyan noted that Uruguay is of great importance to the Armenian people, since it was the first state in our modern times that wanted to recognize the Genocide of Armenians on April 24, 1965.
So according to Article 1 April 24 of the following year is declared the “Day of Remembrance of the Armenians” in honor of the representatives of this nation killed in 1915.
“All these materials handed over to us by the Armenian community of Uruguay are of great importance for our museum,” the director of the museum said. Ambassador of Uruguay to Armenia Eduardo Rosenbrock noted that he was glad to transfer important materials to the museum on behalf of Armenians living in Uruguay. “Uruguay is a small country, but it has a large Armenian community, which is very active and has managed to integrate perfectly into the society of Uruguay. This year is very important for Armenia and Uruguay, as the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries is celebrated on May 27,” said the Ambassador.