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The word “genocide” corresponds to the description of the crime committed against the Armenians. Luis Almagro, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Uruguay, stated this during the event held on Tuesday—and in connection with 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide—at Armenia Square of Montevideo, RFE/RL informs. 

Speaking on behalf of Uruguay’s executive authorities, Almagro reaffirmed the position of his country, which, in 1965, was the first in the world to formally recognize the Genocide.  

The FM underscored the need to establish an international tribunal to condemn such crimes against humanity. 

Also, he expressed a positive view with respect to curtailing, by laws, the policy of genocide denial.

The Uruguayan FM concluded his remarks by informing that he will pay his first official visit to Armenia in the coming weeks.

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