A group of Armenian humanitarian demining experts, medical personnel and specialists ensuring the safety of the entire group - a total of 83 people - traveled to Aleppo, Syria on Friday, February 8 to provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said in a Facebook post.
According to him, Armenian specialists will carry out humanitarian activities related to demining, mine awareness among the population, provision of medical assistance in Aleppo exclusively outside the zone of combat operations.
Issues concerning the Armenian specialists’ stay on the territory of Syria, their status, activities and security are regulated in accordance with the legislation of Armenia.
Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met the United Nations special envoy for the Syrian crisis Staffan de Mistura in September and said Armenia has repeatedly expressed serious concern over the crisis in Syria and the security of Armenians in the war-torn country.
He stressed that Armenia is ready to continue and expand the humanitarian mission aimed at meeting the needs of the Armenian community of Syria.