Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia in connection with the Resolution of the People’s Council of the Syrian Arab Republic on recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide13 February, 2020
We highly appreciate the adoption of the Resolution by the People's Council of the Syrian Arab Republic on recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire.
The genocide, unleashed by the Young Turk Government, a significant part of which was perpetrated in the territory of Syria under the rule of the Ottoman Empire at that time, is a part of common historical memory of Armenian and Syrian peoples.
Syrian people, having witnessed the genocide, perpetrated against the Armenian people, were among the first to lend a helping hand to the victims of the genocide. Thousands of survivors refound a new homeland in Syria, establishing one of the most flourishing Armenian communities and contributing to Syria’s progress.
This Resolution is a vivid illustration of century-old friendship and mutual affinity between the Armenian and Syrian peoples. This is a solid contribution to restoration of historical justice and prevention of genocides.
Today, as Syrian people go through ordeal, we convey our solidarity and support to them to overcome the existing challenges.