The authorities of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires gave the green light to the construction of the Armenian Genocide Museum in the city.
“The legislative body of Buenos Aires approved a project allowing the Armenian Genocide Memorial Fund to build a museum of memory, history, and culture of Armenia in the city. The museum will be located on Gurruchaga Street near the Armenian quarter in the Palermo neighborhood,” the Armenian-Argentinean magazine Estacao Armenia reports․
It is also noted that the museum is intended to become a multifunctional site. A library is to be established under the museum as well.
To this day, one of the largest Armenian communities in the world lives in Argentina. According to various sources, the number of Armenians in Argentina is about 200 thousand people. After the Armenian communities of the US, Russia, and France, it is the fourth largest Armenian community in the world.
Most of the Argentinean Armenians are descendants of the survivors of the 1915 Genocide. Argentina was one of the first countries in the world to officially recognize the 1915 Armenian Genocide.