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The messages of Alberto Fernández, Cristina Kirchner and Horacio Rodríguez Larreta for the 107th anniversary of the Armenian genocide

April 24 is the date that commemorates the genocide perpetrated against the Armenian people by the Ottoman Turkish empire, which caused the death of more than one and a half million people.

President Alberto Fernández, Vice President Cristina Kirchner and the Head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires Horacio Rodríguez Larreta wrote messages through social networks to commemorate this date.

“On the 107th anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide, we stand side by side with the victims, commemorating the Day of Action for Tolerance and Respect among Peoples,” the president tweeted.

Through a Twitter thread, the head of state expressed his “unconditional solidarity with the Armenian people in their struggle to keep their memory alive” and vindicated the Armenian people’s request for justice.

“Looking back, the Armenian genocide was the first ‘ethnic cleansing’ of the 20th century that was marked by these atrocious events. Argentina was the country in the region that more Armenian men and women received in the diaspora“, added the president.

For her part, the vice president also published a message on the networks for the 107 years of the Armenian genocide, through the memory of the norm sanctioned by the government of Néstor Kirchner that established the “Day of action for tolerance and respect among peoples”, in memory of the bloody historical event.

“Since 2006, when Law 26,199 was sanctioned at the impulse of Néstor Kirchner, April 24 was established as the ‘Day of Action for Tolerance and Respect among Peoples’, making us one of the few countries to officially recognize it“, he claimed.

From the opposition, the Buenos Aires president also used the networks where he called for reflection on the “value of cultural pluralism, which enriches us”.

“Let’s build together a society in which the multiplicity of beliefs, perspectives and traditions coexist with respect and in peace,” Rodríguez Larreta tweeted.

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