June 20
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Armenia’s High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan received today Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay Rodolfo Nin Novoa.

Zareh Sinanyan presented the activities of the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs and the activities being carried out for the relations between Armenia and the Diaspora. “The Diaspora plays a major role in Armenia, and the government attaches great importance to the strengthening of relations with the Armenian Diaspora. There are many Armenians living in Uruguay, and both Armenia and Uruguay have friendly ties. Uruguay has always been by the side of Armenia and the Armenian people, and we Armenians are grateful for that,” Zareh Sinanyan stated.

Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa underscored the role of Armenians in Uruguay and stated that there are currently 20,000 Armenians in Uruguay who contribute to social development and preserve their identity at the same time. He set aside famous Uruguayan-Armenians such as Uruguay’s Minister of Sport and Tourism Liliam Kechichian, university rector Roberto Markarian and famous coach Sergio Markarian.

The parties touched upon the geographical distribution and diversity of the Armenian Diaspora, the opportunities for repatriation and the engagement of the Armenian community of Uruguay in the development of the economic ties between Armenia and Uruguay.

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