The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Syria Edward Nalbandian and Walid al Muallem have exchanged messages on the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Edward Nalbandian notes in the message that “the friendly relations between two ancient nations – Armenians and Syrians – have passed the test of time and are based on a solid foundation of respect and trust.” He adds the Armenian people will never forget the great humanism shown to survivors of the Armenian Genocide.”
“From the first day of the crisis Armenia has been raising its voice on many international platforms to stress the need to establish peace and stability in Syria and condemn terrorism,” Edward Nalbandian notes, adding that “Armenia is trying to provide humanitarian assistance to Syria within the limits of its capacity.”
Minister Nalbandian is confident that the parties will manage to further expand and deepen the bilateral cooperation to the benefit of the two friendly peoples.
Walid al Muallem notes in the message that “the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Syria reflects the historic ties between the Syrian and Armenian peoples and expresses the will to develop relations in political, economic, social and cultural fields.”
Minister Muallem underlines that “the government and people of Syria are grateful for Armenia’s stance on terrorism against Syria.” He notes that “one of the parties committing aggression against the Syrian people is the same party that committed the genocide against the Armenian people, “the party, whose policy is anchored on void dreams of autocracy and sultanate, something doomed to failure and fraught with worst consequences for the aggressor.”
Walid al Muallem adds that “Syria, which has started to triumph over terrorists, is confident that the friends who supported the country during aggression will help eliminate the consequences of destruction.” “This is a unique opportunity to develop cooperation between the two countries,” he says.