MONTEVIDEO — The Presidents of Armenia and Uruguay Serzh Sarkisian and Jose Mujica adopted a joint statement, urging the countries of the world and the international organizations to recognize and condemn the Genocide committed against the Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

The Armenian side commented Uruguay for being the first country in the world to recognize the Armenian Genocide and welcomed the decision of the Uruguay authorities to establish an Armenian Genocide Museum in Montevideo and the President’s role here.

The parties also agreed to continue to expand the high-level political dialogue and consultations between Armenia and Uruguay on different levels, to cooperate more actively within the framework of international organizations and assemblies.

The parties stressed the importance of resolving the Nagorno Karabakh issue exceptionally in a peaceful way with the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group based on the principles and norms of international law.

The Armenian side praised Uruguay’s balanced and unbiased position on the Karabakh issue and appreciated the visits of Uruguayan lawmakers to Artsakh.

The parties expressed concern over the ongoing violence in Syria and pledged their support to all efforts targeted at restoring peace and stability in the country.

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