On May 3, 1920, the Argentine Government recognized the independence of the Western Armenia

  • by Western Armenia, May 03, 2022 in Society

Western Armenia (Turkish Armenia) received its first recognition as a state after the  Genocide of Armenians on December 29, 1917 by Russia. On May 15, 1919, after the formation of the government under the chairmanship of Pogos Nubar, the Supreme Council of the Allied Powers de facto recognized the entire Republic of Armenia.

    In February 1920, after the London Conference (Preparation of the Treaty of Sevres) and in April 1920, after the final formation of the Treaty of Sevres in San Remo, the Republic of Armenia (Western) received de jure recognition long before its participation in the signing of the Treaty of Sevres on August 10, 1920. The USA de jure recognized the Republic of Armenia (Western) on May 11, 1920.

    However, many people probably do not know that on May 3, 1920, Argentina under the chairmanship of Ippolito Yrigoyen, recognized the Republic of Armenia (Western) as a free and independent state. In the common history of Argentina and Armenia (Western), May is the month that united the two free states forever thanks to the leadership of the Armenian community of Argentina.

    On May 3, 1920, President Ippolito Yrigoyen signed a decree on the recognition of the Republic of Armenia by Argentina, approved by Chancellor Honorio Pueyredon, and on May 28, 1920, events were held in the center of the capital.

    On the occasion of the 102nd commoration of the recognition of the independence of the Republic of Armenia by the (Western) Argentine Republic, descendants of which are the survivors of the Genocide of Armenians, President of the Western Armenia Armenag Aprahamian expresses gratitude and congratulates President Alberto Fernandez, his Government, the National Congress of Argentina, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies for their attention to the Armenian population. Since the resolution of the Argentine Senate of May 5, 1993, Argentina officially honors the memory of the victims of the genocide carried out in Western Armenia.