YEREVAN (Yerkir)–A delegation of Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau and Executive Council of Armenia members visited the Syrian Embassy in Yerevan Tuesday–to offer the party’s condolences on the death of Syrian president Hafez al Assad.
The delegation–comprised of Bureau members Albert Ajemian and Vahan Hovanessian–as well as ARF Executive Council of Armenia members Armen Rustamian and Hratch Tetevosian met with the Syrian Ambassador to Armenia and expressed condolences and delivered the ARF Bureau message on this occasion.
"Syria’s loss is the loss of the entire Middle East–one of whose important leaders was Hafez al Assad. With Hafez al Assad’s death–the Armenian people lost an important friend–who greatly appreciated the historic friendship between Armenia’s and Syrians and worked toward strengthening that tie," said the ARF Bureau in its letter.
The condolence letter by the ARF Executive Council of Armenia also highlighted Syrian-Armenian friendship and emphasized the role Hafez al Assad had played in developing those relations.