ARMENIAN PRESIDENT PLEDGES CONTINUED ASSISTANCE TO SYRIAN ARMENIANS

Shanghai Daily, China
May 30 2013

YEREVAN, Armenia, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Armenian President Serzh
Sargsyan pledged on Thursday to continue assistance to Armenians
living in Syria.

"We as a state and as a people have provided support for our brothers
and sisters, and will continue to do so regardless of where they
live - in Armenia or Syria," he said at a session of the Hayastan
All-Armenian Fund. Hayastan means Armenia in Armenian.

The Armenian government has mulled a plan to build apartment buildings
in three cities to house Armenians fleeing war-torn Syria. The number
of returned Armenian nationals is estimated at 6,000.

About 100,000 Armenians lived in Syria before the civil war broke
out in 2011.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=144722



From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress