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The Consulate General of Uruguay will open in Yerevan on August 16, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said in a joint press conference with his Uruguayan counterpart Rodolfo Nin Novoa, who is in Yerevan on an official visit.

The Armenian Foreign Minister noted the ongoing dynamic dialogue between the two countries.

According to him, Uruguay is a very important and reliable partner for Armenia, and Uruguay was the first in the world to recognize the Armenian Genocide in 1965.

Today, the parties discussed a wide range of bilateral relations, the importance of continuing the dialogue and the role of the Armenian community were noted.

The Minister highlighted the importance of developing inter-parliamentary relations, recalled that a friendship group had already been formed. The parties intend to deepen cooperation in the economic, scientific, cultural, educational fields. The Armenian Foreign Minister informed his colleague about the participation of the republic in the integration processes. A colleague reported on the work of his country in similar processes.

The Foreign Minister of Uruguay noted that Armenia is the birthplace of many of his compatriots, they call Armenia the mother.

The Minister also noted that there is a fairly wide legal base between the countries. Uruguay is ready to share its experience with Armenia in such areas as agriculture, climate change, renewable energy, and healthcare.

According to him, the opening of the Consulate General will be a testament to the high level of relations and will be another step towards deepening them.

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