On 30th anniversary of Armenia’s independence… Armenian-Syrian relations based on mutual respect

Damascus, SANA-Armenia celebrates on Tuesday the 30th anniversary of its independence at a time when it seeks to establish relations based on open partnership and dialogue, enhance its security, maintain external conditions for the development of the country, ensure the interests of its people and present their stances to the international arena.

Syrian-Armenian relations are based on mutual friendship, respect and support in various issues of concern for the peoples in the two countries, these relations which are historic and characterized by human cultural bond.

Armenians are an integral part of the Syrian social fabric that hosted the Armenians who survived the massacres of the Ottomans more than 100 years ago, which was described by the Syrian People’s Assembly as “one of the most heinous crimes against humanity” .

Following Armenia’s declaration of its independence in 1991, it established diplomatic relations with Syria in 1992, and the Armenian embassy was opened in Damascus in November of the same year, while the Syrian embassy was opened in Yerevan in 1997.

The exchange of delegations and official visits between the two countries continued at the highest levels, most importantly the visit of President Bashar al-Assad to Armenia in June of 2009 and the visit of former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to Syria in 2010, while an honorary consulate of Armenia was opened in 2010 in Deir Ezzor.

MHD Ibrahim/Mazen Eyon

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