ANY ASSISTANCE TO KESSAB ARMENIANS IS IMPORTANT: ARMENIAN MPS

03.31.2014 14:11 epress.am
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Members of Armenia's National Assembly Naira Karapetyan, Levon
Martirosyan, Edmon Marukyan, Tevan Poghosyan, Arman Sahakyan, and
Samvel Farmanyan recently presented the findings of their fact-finding
mission to Syria on March 26-27 to the parliamentary speaker, the
National Assembly and the Armenian government.

According to an official statement issued by the Armenian parliament,
during their visit, the MPs met the Armenians who were displaced
from Kessab in Latakia, Catholicos Aram I, and Armenian colleagues
in Lebanon's parliament to discuss the situation of Syrian-Armenians.

The deputies developed some proposals that after further discussion,
"can be implemented through not only state, but also private, public,
and national channels."

The group notes that any possible assistance for Kessab Armenians in
this tragic situation (political, diplomatic, informational, moral,
material, or immaterial) is needed today. Furthermore, the importance
of rapid response, they note, is much more significant than the variety
of possible political or procedural assumptions and secondary concerns.