About 2 500 Syrian Armenians Arrive In Armenia And Majority Of Them

ABOUT 2 500 SYRIAN ARMENIANS ARRIVE IN ARMENIA AND MAJORITY OF THEM PLAN TO RETURN TO SYRIA

Mediamax
Aug 6 2012
Armenia

Yerevan/Mediamax/. The majority of Syrian Armenians plan to return
to Syria.

Chief of Staff of the Minister of Diaspora and Chairman of Commission
on Syrian Armenians Firdus Zakaryan said this today, Mediamax reports.

According to him, about 2500 Syrian Armenians are currently in
Armenia and their number will increase by 500-600 more people but
“the majority will definitely return to Syria”.

“Only 50-60 families are going to stay in Armenia. And it’s this
number of people who turned to the Minsitry of Diaspora for getting
refuge. There are Syrian Armenians who also plan to stay in Armenia
but they didn’t turn to us and their number isn’t large either”,
said Firdus Zakaryan.

He said that the refugee status was given to around 30 families and
assured that “the issue of Syrian Armenians does exist but it’s not
a burning one and the situation is under control”.

Firdus Zakaryan also noted that “Syrian Armenians don’t intend to
massively emigrate to neighboring states including Armenia”.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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