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Uruguay Parliament will convene special session devoted to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The initiative of the session advanced by the Uruguay National Party was supported by all the other parliamentary forces. 

The Party member Jorge Guekdjian will deliver a speech on the tragedy of the Armenian nation and the support that the refugees received in Uruguay - the first country in the world to recognize the Armenian Genocide in 1965.

A number of events are planned to be held in Montevideo on the occasion of April 24, El Pais reports. The symphonic orchestra conducted by Maestro Alvaro Hagopian will perform in the Adela Reta National Concert Hall of Uruguay. On April 23 nearly 14 thousand Uruguayans of Armenian origin will march along 18 de Julio Avenue - the main avenue of Montevideo. 

“The Armenia community hasn’t forgotten the traditions and faith of its long-suffering ancestors. Moreover, the will of the Armenian community seems to get stronger with the years, requiring the Turkish government - the heir of Abdul Hamid and Kemal Ataturk government - to recognize the committed crime,” the newspaper reports.

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