Montevideo, Uruguay – Former Uruguayan President, Jose Mujica, accompanied the Armenian community in Uruguay to commemorate the 100 Anniversary of Armenia’s 20 Hunchakian Martyrs at Montevideo Plaza Armenia, on June 15, 2015. The congregation also included Minister of the Embassy of Argentina; Santiago Vazquez Montenegro, Father Antonio Kechedjian, and Ms. Alicia Aprahamian on behalf of the Honorary Consul of Armenia in Uruguay.
The congregation led by President Mujica laid a wreath at the Plaza’s Khachtkar, and twenty flowers at the base of the Armenian Genocide monument. Social Democrat Hunchakian Party Executive Committee member Mr. Diego Karamanoukian addressed the congregation on the importance of remembering the 20 Martyrs. As the names of the 20 Martyrs were remembered 20 doves symbolizing peace were release.