Pope to meet with Syrian-Armenian refugees during Armenia visit
Pope to meet with Syrian-Armenian refugees during Armenia visit –
ARMENPRESS. Regular session of the Inter-Agency Commission on the Coordination of SyrianArmenians’ Issues chaired by Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan took place. The session addressed activities for solving the problems of Syrian Armenians in 2015 and the plans for 2016. “Armenpress” reports the session kicked off by paying tribute to the soldiers killed recently for the protection of the motherland, after which Minister Hakobyan urged the representatives of NGOs participating in the session to support the families of the killed servicemen in case of necessity.
Referring to the expected visit of the Pope to Armenia, Hranush Hakobyan noted that it has been proposed to include a meeting with Syrian Armenians in his schedule, which must be properly organized. “One more important thing. I met with Chief Adviser to the UN Deputy Secretary-General and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in New York on May 1. I want to congratulate all of us, as Armenia is taken as the best example for working with Syrian Armenians. In contrast to other countries, where refugees are taken as problems, in Armenia they are positively regarded, where they can contribute to the development of the country”, Hranush Hakobyan said, conveying the promise of UN representatives that during the September session of the General Assembly, which will be focused on Syrian refugees and refugees as a whole, Armenia will be presented as a positive model.