menia,aid,syriaPart of the humanitarian aid shipped to Syria as a result of the assignment given by the President of Armenia, and in accordance with the agreement reached between Armenian and Russian Defense ministries, was transported to Syria’s capital Damascus.
Armenia’s defense ministry said in a release that humanitarian aid for civilians affected by the conflict in Syria and consisting mainly of food and clothing, was unloaded in the territory of Damascus St. Sargis Armenian Church.
According to the source, Armenian Embassy to the Syrian Arab Republic and the Armenian community members are set to facilitate the distribution of the aid.
Armenia’s Ambassador Arshak Poladyan during the unloading, has noted that Armenian community of Syria is a traditional and well-established community with its various institutions, while Syrian-Armenians enjoy positive reputation in the Arab Republic.
“The initiative of delivering a humanitarian aid as assigned by the President of Armenia even further strengthens the development of Armenian-Syrian brotherly relations,” the Ambassador has noted.
To remind, the June 8 shipment is the third phase of humanitarian aid sent to Syria. The first airplane had departed for Latakia from Yerevan, in February of this year.