Argentina National Congress marks 10 years of the law recognizing the Armenian Genocide

Agencia Prensa Armenia – The Chamber of Deputies of Argentina commemorated on Monday June 5 the 10 years of Law 26,199 that recognized the Armenian Genocide in Argentina with an act in the National Congress.

The event was convened by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Emilio Monzo, and the President of the Parliamentary Group of Friendship with the Republic of Armenia, Waldo Wolff, who was one of the speakers with Deputies Remo Carlotto and Brenda Austin, along with the President Of the Armenian National Committee of South America, Bartolome Ketchian.

Deputy Waldo Wolff said in a speech that “had the world not turned its back on the Armenian people during World War I, we would surely not be lamenting the number of genocides that occurred in the 20th century.”

Later he said he was proud to belong to a country that voted unanimously for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and expressed that he fully understands the indignation of the denial of genocide to the Armenians.

Brenda Austin said that “the genocide to which the Armenian people and the whole of humanity were a victim is perhaps the most cruel example of what a State is capable of when it does not recognize in the life of the Other human dignity.”

After describing as complicity the denial of the genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire, Austin recognized with great pride the role played in this regard by Argentina in the global context.

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