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Humanitarian group of Armenian specialists arrives in Syria

Humanitarian group of Armenian specialists arrives in Syria

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 8, ARMENPRESS. A group consisting of humanitarian deminers, doctors and Armenian specialists ensuring their safety, a total of 83 people, arrived in Syria’s Aleppo on February 8 aimed at providing professional humanitarian support to the Syrian people, Artsrun Hovhannisyan – Armenian defense ministry spokesperson, said on Facebook, Armenpress reports.

“The Armenian specialists will carry out humanitarian demining, demining awareness of the population and medical services provision activities in the settlements of Aleppo that are free of military operations. The decision on providing professional humanitarian assistance by Armenia to the Syrian people has been made taking into account the current humanitarian crisis in Syria and especially in Aleppo caused by the military operations, the UN resolutions, the written requests of the Syrian side, as well as the presence of large Armenian community in Aleppo”, the spokesperson said.

The deployment, status, functions and security  issues of the Armenian specialists in Syria will be settled in accordance with the Armenian legislation. The transportation and provision issues of the Armenian specialists are being carried out by the assistance of the Russian side.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan


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