Damascus, SANA – Respecting sovereignty of states, non-interference in states’ domestic affairs and preserving international peace and security are the characteristics of the mutual relations between Syria and Armenia since 1992.
The Armenian Ambassador in Damascus Arshak Poladian said in an interview with SANA that his country supports the resilience of the Syrian people during the war that is targeting the country, pointing out that Armenia has condemned terrorism, which targeted the Syrian people, infrastructure and institutions, as it also encouraged an intra-Syrian dialogue as a means for reaching a political solution to the crisis.
Poladian considered that the continuous work of the Armenian diplomatic institutions in Syria reflects his country’s standing by the side of Syria, pointing out to the humanitarian aid sent by his country in support of the resilience of the Syrian people.
He expressed Armenia’s desire to contribute to the reconstruction process stemming from the historic fraternal relations between the two countries, noting that the Armenian Culture Minister has offered a project for restoring the archeological city of Palmyra, which underwent fierce terrorist attacks.
He clarified that the bilateral relations have witnessed prosperity throughout the past years, and that was represented through signing some 50 to 60 agreements in different domains.
The Ambassador pointed out to Armenian’s participation in Damascus International Fair where it displayed brochures on the Armenian products and information about several companies specialized in jewelry, technology, food and iron mines.
In the educational field, the two counties signed an executive education program specialized in the higher education where the two countries exchange student missions.
Ambassador Poladian clarified that relations between the Syrians and Armenians go back to the beginning of the past century where Syria was a refuge for Armenians who escaped the Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks in 1915.