RA Ambassador to Lebanon Vahan Ter-Ghevondyan: Armenian districts di

RA Ambassador to Lebanon Vahan Ter-Ghevondyan: Armenian districts did not
suffer in the result of the war

26.07.2006 16:30

Armenian districts did not suffer in the result of the war, the
Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon Vahan Ter-Ghevondyan said in an
interview with "Radiolur" correspondent Tatul Hakobyan. According to
the Ambassador, the military actions are launched particularly in the
South of the country at the Lebanese-Israeli border. Bombardments
executed by the Israeli army occur predominantly in some Southern
districts of Beirut, where Hezbollah bases are situated.

The Ambassador underscored that foreign media exaggerate the
facts. They show the ruins of the same building for dozens of time,
which creates an impression that whole Beirut has been destroyed. This
does not correspond to the reality. The reports that there is
starvation in Lebanon are also false. The people are really in a
difficult situation, but things are not that bad.

Vahan Ter-Ghevondyan noted that the Armenian Embassy in Lebanon
is working day and night. Working in such a regime is necessary to
help Armenians willing to leave Lebanon resolve the problems with
documents and guarantee safe transportation. The Ambassador noted
that the Embassy is assisted by the Armenian Embassy in Damascus
and the Chief Consulate in Aleppo, as well as Armavia Company. Up to
now 400 people have been conveyed to Armenia. Vahan Ter-Ghevondyan
underlined, however, that it should not create an impression that
they are endorsing the migration. The Embassy helps only those who
apply for help, and it first of all refers to Armenian citizens.

The Ambassador urges Armenian media to be cautious in their expressions
and to retrieve from publication, which do not correspond to reality.

The crisis will be overcome, and we’ll see a peaceful Lebanon. We just
need to be patient. Lebanon is a friendly country for every Armenian,
it hosted thousands of our compatriots after the Genocide. However,
a powerful Armenian community existed here even before that. "We want
to see this country flourishing, united, free and happy," Ambassador
Vahan Ter-Ghevondyan concluded.

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