Armenian specialists arrive in Syria

8 Fabruary, 2019
A 83-strong group of Armenian specialists comprising humanitarian deminers, doctors and security personnel arrived in Aleppo, Syria on 8 February, for providing humanitarian aid to the Syrian people.

The Armenian specialists will provide humanitarian demining, mine awareness and medical assistance only in those districts of Aleppo where no military operations are carried out.

The Republic of Armenia has decided to provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people due to the harsh humanitarian conditions in Syria, especially in Aleppo, following the heavy military operations, and based on UN Security Council’s Resolution 2393 of 2017 and Resolution 2401 of 2018, as well as based on written requests from Syria and due to a large Armenian community in Aleppo.

Issues related to accommodation of the Armenian experts in Syria, as well as those related to their status, tasks and security have been agreed upon in accordance with the Republic of Armenia legislation.

The transportation of the Armenian specialists to Syria, as well as their security issues are carried out with Russia’s assistance.