Armenian FM expresses his deep concern over the ongoing clashes in Syria

On the sidelines of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian had a meeting with his counterparts from Lebanon,Jordan and Syria.

Edward Nalbandian and Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Adnan Mansur discussed the details of Armenian President’s forthcoming visit to Lebanon. Reference was made to the cooperation within the framework of international organizations. The parties exchanged views on the developments in the Middle East.

The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Jordan, Edward Nalbandian and Naser Judeh discussed the perspectives of expansion of bilateral relations. The parties attached importance to the accreditation of the Armenian Embassy in Amman, establishment of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Armenia, as well as the cultural exchange.

The Ministers agreed to take steps to organize high-level visits, develop business ties and intensify the cooperation in the field of culture.

Edward Nalbandian expressed his deep concern over the ongoing clashes in Syria and the aggravating humanitarian situation, underlining that this causes damage to the civilian population, including Syrian Armenians.The Syrian Foreign Minister presented the latest developments and the approaches on the mission of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on the Syrian crisis, Lakhdar Brahimi.The events in Syria were discussed during Edward Nalbandian’s meetings with the Foreign Minister of Syria, Walid Mualim.

The Armenian Foreign Minister stressed that it is impossible to reach settlement of the crisis without putting an end to violence from all sides and launching of the political dialogue meeting the interests of all Syrians.

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