BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Agencia Prensa Armenia)—The Buenos Aires Legislature on April 22 approved a project to “commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Turkish state” and “to adhere to the motto, ‘I Remember and Demand.'”
The project was presented by legislators of the opposition party Frente para la Victoria, with Jose Campagnoli and Javier Andrade as authors and Andrea Conde and Paula Penacca as co-authors of the new project.
The project makes reference to reparations for the genocide and adopts the motto, “I Remember and Demand,” which was embraced last year in the Pan-Armenian Declaration on the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
“We are convinced that the path to justice is through memory, truth, and reparation,” said Campagnoli. In this regard, the statement cites as background the National Law 26,199 declaring April 24 as the “Day of action for tolerance and respect among peoples,” the historical Armenian Genocide recognition by Pope Francis on April 12, 2015, as well as previous resolutions passed by the legislature.
“The statement is not a formal act, but the expression of the political forces that are close to the Armenian community and [the Armenian] Cause, accompanied with deeds and words,” said Nicolas Sabuncuyan, the director of the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Buenos Aires.
On April 23, a program commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be held in Buenos Aires. On April 25, a rally has been organized by the youth of the community under the statements, “Memory, truth, justice, and reparation of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Turkish state” and “Peace in Nagorno-Karabagh; against Azerbaijani aggression.”