Developments in the Middle East and their impact on the Armenian community were on the agenda of a National Security Council sitting convened by Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan. Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian presented a report on the topic, the President’s Press Office reports.
President Sargsyan stressed that the large Armenian communities in the Middle East, preservation of their cultural and educational centers, religious and historic legacy are matters of concern.
Serzh Sargsyan instructed to continue taking measures “to ensure the security of our compatriots,” serve the needs of Syrian Armenian refugees, preserve the Armenian religious and historical-cultural heritage.
The President also instructed to continue to work with partner countries and international organizations to ensure the continuity of support to Syrian Armenians and to be ready to react to possible ‘unfavorable’ developments, simultaneously reinforcing and deepening the traditionally high-level relations between Armenia and the Arab countries.