The governor of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Hussein Diab, praised relations with Armenia during a meeting on Saturday with Armenia’s Ambassador to Syria Tigran Gevorgyan.
According the press service of Armenia’s Foreign Ministery, Diab also praised Armenia’s balanced policy toward Syria, as well as the huge humanitarian assistance during the Syrian war. He particularly emphasized the fact that Armenia is the only country that preserved its twi diplomatic representations in Syria, one of which, the Consulate General of Armenia, operates in Aleppo.
Ambassador Gevorgyan stressed that the Armenians are always ready to help the people of Syrian, a brilliant proof of which is the arrival of the specialized humanitarian mission to Aleppo.
The two also discussed the situation of the Armenian community in Aleppo. The Governor assured that the self-government bodies of Aleppo pay special attention to the issues of Aleppo-Armenians.
On the same day Ambassador Gevorgyan met with the religious and secular leaders of the Armenian community in Aleppo. The Consul General of Armenia in Aleppo Armen Sargsyan, member of the Syrian parliament Jirayr Reisian, the leader of the Prelate of Syrian Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, the head of the Armenian Evangelical community Harutyun Selimian and the leaders of Aleppo Armenian community institutions were present at the meeting.
The Ambassador noted that Armenia attaches great importance to close cooperation with Diaspora-Armenian institutions. Tigran Gevorgyan assured that the diplomatic representations of Armenia are ready to provide comprehensive support to the Armenian community in Syria.