EVACUATION OF ARMENIAN DIPLOMATIC MISSION FROM SYRIA NOT BEING DISCUSSED – MFA
August 31, 2013 | 13:16
YEREVAN. – Armenian Embassy in Damascus and Consulate in Aleppo
continue to work, representative of the Armenian Foreign Ministry said.
At the moment evacuation of the diplomatic mission is not being
discussed, spokesperson for Armenian MFA Tigran Balayan toldArmenian
The Ministry is taking moves to ensure safety of the Syrian Armenians
and preserve Armenian cultural and historic heritage in Syria.
Overall 60-70 thousands Armenians were residing in Syria before the
bloody events. More than half of them lived in Aleppo and the other
half was scattered in the cities of Latakia, Homs, Qamishli, Hasaka,
Raqqah, Kessab and, of course, the capital – Damascus.
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