Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   24 March

Armenia’s humanitarian mission in Syria being carried out in accordance with law

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 12, ARMENPRESS. Armenia’s humanitarian mission in Syria is being carried out in accordance with the law, Defense minister Davit Tonoyan said during a joint press conference with defense minister of Cyprus Savvas Angelides in Yerevan, reports Armenpress.

“The official statement regarding our cooperation with Syria says that there has been a written request by the Syrian authorities. And Armenia’s humanitarian mission is being implemented in accordance with the law”, the Armenian defense minister said.

He stated that if there is a need to participate in the military operations, Armenia will do that again in accordance with the law. “At the same time, we will of course try to cooperate with the extra-parliamentary forces while making a decision on that matter”, Davit Tonoyan said.

In his turn the defense minister of Cyprus said he is convinced that Armenia will succeed with its mission in Syria.

A group consisting of humanitarian de-miners, doctors and Armenian specialists ensuring their safety, a total of 83 people, departed for Syria’s Aleppo on February 8 aimed at providing professional humanitarian support to the Syrian people.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan


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