YEREVAN (Yerkir)–The Buenos Aires public school system has added the history of genocide as a mandatory subject, announced Khachik Ter-Ghukasian, professor of international relations at the Buenos Aires San Andreas University. He said that the Armenian National Committee of Argentina has prepared the textbook and hosting seminars for teachers.
"I have to say that the Armenian Genocide is also recognized by Venezuela, which is far from other South America countries in general. Armenia’s of Argentina and other South American countries got out of the so-called "ghettos" and began to integrate into the societies. We became part of the civil society, which gave refuge to us. This is the way to go, and the Armenian community of France gives us the best example," he said.
He said that the first meeting of the South American Parliament, set up as the European Parliament, will be held on July 21. "Three countries, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have agreed to set up that body, choosing Montevideo as their capital. Our activities will be coordinated and we are now working on that direction," he said.
Argentina is the second country in the world after France where the Armenian genocide is recognized by a law.