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Armenians Arrived in Syria for Negotiations and Support (photos)

Armenians recently arrived in Syria to conduct the negotiations with the Syrian side.

Armenian peacekeepers delivered humanitarian aid to Aleppo.

It is also reported that Armenia plans to send military doctors to assist refugees and prepare Syrian soldiers.


According to the Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia, the estimated number of Armenians in Syria is 100,000, with more than 60,000 of them centralized in Aleppo, with other estimates by Armenian foundations in Syria putting the number of Armenians in Syria around 70-80,000. However, Since the start of the Syrian Civil War, 16,623 Syrian citizens of ethnic Armenian background have arrived in Armenia, of whom about 13,000 displaced persons remained and found protection in Armenia as of July 2015. The government is offering several protection options including simplified naturalization by Armenian descent (15,000 persons acquired Armenian citizenship), accelerated asylum procedures and facilitated short, mid and long-term residence permits.

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