President Macri sent a letter regretting not being able to attend and send a message of "permanent memory of the victims, convinced that only respect for the highest values and principles will lead them down the road of peace and encounter."
Federico Pinedo said in his speech that it was "essential to remember the Armenian Genocide and repudiate the facts and attitudes of persecuting others for belonging to other ethnic groups."
On military attacks Azerbaijan to Karabakh, Pinedo, who was part of the parliamentary friendship group with Azerbaijan, reiterated that his position was "the position of Argentina: to try to cooperate so that the countries find the solution in the framework of peaceful negotiation."
"We are obviously against any use of violence and attempts to unbalance the situation in Karabakh by force," said Pinedo. The event made a strong emphasis on the military aggression of Azerbaijan against the civilian population of Nagorno-Karabakh.
For his part, Jorge Macri thanked the Armenian community for "building Argentina". "You can count with me to demand peace and justice in Karabakh," he added.
"On the eve of April 24, 101 years of the Armenian Genocide, Armenian blood is spilled in a sacred part of our country, the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. Encouraged by Turkey, Aliyev, the bloody and corrupt dictator of Azerbaijan, bombards Armenian school where children die and are wounded, he launches missiles against civilians, murders elderly, cut ears, tears eyes, hands of the Islamic State beheads Armenian soldiers from 18 to 20 years old and they are proud of it," denounced Harutiunian.
"We should also mention that the Armenian community of Argentina is committed to support and rebuild the Talish village destroyed by the Azeris," added Harutiunian.
"We demand the international community to pressure Turkey to recognize the responsibilities of the Ottoman government in the planning and execution of the Armenian genocide, and to oversee the maintenance of the ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, to ensure the solution of the conflict by peaceful means, with respect to self-determination and the norms of international law."