Thank you Uruguay, please be the first again!
Uruguayan Deputy Calls for Nagorno-Karabakh Recognition
Uruguayan Parliament Member Daniel Radio during the Armenian Genocide
commemoration in Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Agencia Prensa Armenia)–Member of the Uruguayan
Parliament 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
Monday 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 an utopia: it is time for Uruguay to
seriously consider this possibility and hopefully undertake that
“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 of Representatives, 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
parliamentary work of Deputy Daniel Radio Daniel with a commemorative
“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 Armenian National Committee of Uruguay.