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The construction of the Armenian Genocide Museum got underway in Uruguay on Wednesday.

The museum, which is being built by the Education Ministry of Uruguay and the country’s Armenian community, will open its doors on April 24, 2015; that is, on the 100th anniversary of the genocide.

This is the first such museum being built at the initiative of the state, and outside the boundaries of Armenia, Diario Armenia writes.

In the words of Uruguayan Undersecretary of Education, Oscar Gomez, this initiative implements, “Uruguay’s policy toward human rights.” He recalled that Uruguay is the first country in the world to recognize—in 1965—the Armenian Genocide.   


“The museum will tell not solely about the Armenian Genocide, but the protection of human rights, in general,” Gomez added.

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