YEREVAN, MAY 13, ARMENPRESS. Uruguay’s Ambassador to Armenia Eduardo Rosenbrock Bidart said Armenia and Uruguay are taking a number of steps to further develop and strengthen bilateral relations.
May 27 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
In an interview with Armenpress, the ambassador said that Uruguay attaches great importance to relations with Armenia. “30 years of uninterrupted diplomatic relations also speaks of 30 years of friendship,” he said.
Eduardo Rosenbrock Bidart said the opening of the Uruguay Embassy in Armenia on September 30, 2021 was a historic event as Uruguay had never had political representation in Armenia before.
“And I am happy to note that our friendship will be further strengthened at the end of this year or the beginning of next year by the long-awaited opening of the Armenian Embassy in Uruguay, which will lay the foundations for closer relations. stronger and longer,” said the ambassador.
Uruguay was the first country to officially recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide. The Ambassador says that Uruguay, being a small country, but having a very large and active Armenian community, made this move as a humanitarian gesture.
“Recognizing the Armenian Genocide was a very important step, and it took a lot of effort on the part of Uruguay to achieve it. Uruguay was the first to take a step, let’s say, towards preparing the ground for recognition of the Armenian Genocide and served as an example for other countries. Our country will also continue in the future and support in every way the recognition of the Genocide,” he said.
The events marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Uruguay were launched at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. During the event, the Armenian community of Uruguay handed over to the museum-institute a number of important documents on Armenian history, the Armenian Genocide.
Interview with Gayane Gaboyan
Pictures of Mkhitar Khachatryan