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lunes, 7 de julio de 2014

Serzh Sargsyan received the key to the city of Buenos Aires

The Head of Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri gave handed President Serzh Sargsyan the key to the city of Buenos Aires in the afternoon.

After a private interview, Macri predicted a new meeting as he expects to "be elected President of the Nation." The Head of Government said that the Armenian community is known "for their strength and their hard work" while Sargsyan thanked the distinction and said that it is a satisfaction to know that "my countrymen have contributed and continue to contribute to the enlargement of one of the major world cities, such as Buenos Aires."

In addition, the Chief of Staff of the City, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, and Senator Gabriela Michetti gave him the award of Distinguished Visitor that the Buenos Aires Legislature approved unanimously last week. The General Secretary of Government Marcos Peña, Undersecretary of International Relations Fulvio Pompeo and Deputy Federico Pinedo also participated of the event.

Hours later, Sargsyan visited the National Congress, where he was received by the members of the Argentine-Armenian friendship group and ratified the principles that both countries have in common in terms of foreign policy, including support for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Argentina, and support for Argentina's position on the issue of Malvinas by Armenia.

President of the Chamber of Deputies, Julian Dominguez, and the interim Senate President Gerardo Zamora, presented him a copy of the "Declaration of Ushuaia" and a copy of the book Martin Fierro.

"Our bilateral relations in the context of the growing cooperation has increased in recent years both in terms of trade, political and cultural sphere" said Dominguez, and recalled the enactment of Law 26,199 that declared to April 24 as "Day of Action for tolerance and respect between peoples."

Sargsyan stressed the "courageous position of Argentina to recognize by law the suffering of the Armenian people" and said that this visit marks "the deep and genuine commitment for the future between the two countries." The event was attended by Deputies Ricardo Alfonsin, Juan Carlos Zabalza, Mara Brawer, Patricia Gimenez, Graciela Boyadjian, María del Carmen Bianchi and Senator Liliana Negre de Alonso.

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