MONTEVIDEO–Uruguay–The Uruguay National Senate unanimously passed a resolution marking "April 24 a national day of remembrance for the Armenian Genocide."
The Armenpress news agency–quoting the Armenian foreign ministry–reported that Uruguay is the first country in the world to recognize the Genocide in a resolution adopted in 1965.
Resolution author Senator Dr. Alberto Sid said that the bill aimed at registering Uruguay’s official position on the Armenian Genocide–as a crime against humanity.
Sen. Jamado Fau said that the adoption of the resolution–"for a second time affirms justice regarding the Armenian Genocide." The legislature expressed hope that other countries will follow the example of his "small country" and adopt resolutions recognizing the Genocide.