YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 15, ARMENPRESS. The delegation led by Deputy Speaker of Parliament of Armenia Hakob Arshakyan on Wednesday held a meeting with the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, Bashar al-Assad, the Armenian National Assembly said in a statement.
''Expressing gratitude for the invitation and warm welcome, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament noted that Armenia underscores and highly values the warm, friendly relations with Syria. He emphasized the special importance of the Syrian-Armenian community as a stable bridge of friendship between the two countries and peoples.
Referring to the Syrian crisis, Hakob Arshakyan noted that from the very first day of the crisis, Armenia had been in favor of solving the problem through dialogue within the framework of preserving the sovereignty, peace and security of Syria.
During the meeting, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament also discussed the situation in the South Caucasus region and presented the idea of the "Crossroads of Peace" proposed by Armenia. He emphasized the significance of the road map for peace in the region,'' reads the statement.
As informs the press service of the National Assembly, the President of the Syrian Arab Republic highly appreciated the friendly relations between Armenia and Syria and emphasized the role of the Armenian community in the development of cultural, economic and other spheres of Syria.
“Syria considers Armenians part of its state, society and value system. The problems of Armenia are not alien to us, and we support Armenia in overcoming problems and challenges,” said Bashar al-Assad.
Bashar al-Assad highlighted the importance of inter-parliamentary cooperation, which has consistently been at a high level and plays a key role in the development of cooperation between the two states.