YEREVAN, February 8. /ARKA/. Armenian authorities aim at helping Syrian Armenians integrate into the society as quick as possible, current president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said at his meeting with voters in Yerevan Scientific Research Institute of Mathematical Machines Thursday.
The president said that the authorities are currently settling a number of issues related to Syrian Armenians who arrived in Armenia recently, including education and employment problems.
“I don’t say we are solving these issues at a very high level, because it depends not only on the possibilities we have. But we are doing our best”, the president said.
Sargsyan also said that support is provided to both Syrian Armenians who arrived in Armenia and to those who remained in Syria.
“Otherwise we have no the right to call Armenia home for all Armenians”, the president said.
Armenian community of Syria is among mightiest Armenian communities in the world. About 100,000 Armenians lived in Syria till recently.
Armenian community plays a major role in the country’s social, political and cultural life. Most part of Syrian Armenians lives in Aleppo (over 60,000 people), Damascus and Latakia. Armenians started leaving Syria for homeland after the recent military and political escalation.
Earlier, the president said that about 6,000 Syrian Armenians found refuge in Armenia today. -0-