Brazil’s San Paolo State Recognizes Armenian Genocide

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The legislative assembly of Brazil’s biggest state San Paolo–passed a new law setting April 24 as the day of remembrance for 1.5 million Armenia’s killed in 1915. In 1998 the assembly passed a decision that set April 24 as a day of solidarity with Armenia’s.

The Armenian foreign ministry said that the law was initiated by Edson Aparecido–a parliament member from the Social Democratic Party of Brazil. A document substantiating the passage of the law says that the legislative assembly of San Paolo commemorates those 1.5 million Armenia’s who fell victim to the mass slaughter of Armenia’s organized by the government of Turkey in 1915. The bill was adopted unanimously.

A monument to the victims of the Armenian genocide–a 3.2 meter high cross stone–a present from the government of Armenia–was erected near the state parliament building–and was unveiled in San Paolo city on April 24.

Members of local government–consul generals of several countries–and representatives of Armenian community were present for the unveiling.

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