The Armenian parliamentary delegation headed by Vice-Speaker of the National Assembly Edward Sharmazanov had a meeting with Gerardo Amarilla, President of the House of Representatives of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.
Edward Sharmazanov hailed the relations between the two countries based on goodwill, mutual understanding and support.
The Deputy Speaker noted that “Armenia is interested in establishing multi-faceted cooperation with Latin American countries, including Uruguay” and voiced hope that the visit would help achieve progress.
Sharmazanov emphasized the close cooperation between the two countries within the framework of international organizations. He commended Uruguay’s balanced stance on Armenia-related resolutions at the UN.
Speaking about the process of recognition of the Armenian Genocide, Edward Sharmazanov said: “We spare no effort to reach full recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The mass condemnation of such crimes will help prevent the reoccurrence of new crimes against humanity. Uruguay took the lead in the process of recognition of the Armenian Genocide, serving an example to the entire world and thus proving its commitment to universal values,” he said.
Referring to the Karabakh issue, Sharmazanov said “Armenia and Artsakh stand for exceptionally peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict” and added that there was no alternative to the realization of the Artsakh Armenians’ right to self-determination.
He emphasized the role of the Armenian community in the deepening of the Armenian-Uruguayan relations.