ALEPPO—On Tuesday, Armenia’s Consul General in Aleppo Tigran Gevorgyan had a meeting with the Governor of Aleppo, Mohammed Wahid Akkad, Public Radio of Armenia reported.
The Governor congratulated the Consul General on his appointment and wished him success in his work.
Tigran Gevorgyan stressed the importance of the historic cooperation between the Armenian Consulate General and Aleppo authorities.
The parties exchanged views on the current situation in Syria, the social-political problems of the province and efforts for its resolution.
Emphasizing the important role of the Armenian community in Syrian life, the interlocutors discussed problems the Armenian community faces today.
During the meeting Mohammed Wahid Akkad briefed the Armenian Consul on the steps taken towards the improvement of the humanitarian situation in the region.
The meeting occurred against the backdrop of two Armenian deaths as a result of continued missile attacks by extremist militants, targeting the Armenian-populated Nor Kyugh district of Aleppo.
The attacks resulted in another Armenian fatality. Armenpress reports that the victim was Vrezh Chapaghjurian. According to the source, there are also several wounded Armenians, whose names are not known yet.
On Monday, a day before the meeting, in the Sebil neighborhood of Aleppo, an Armenian woman died from mortar wounds, Armenpess reported. The victim was Seda Basmajian, born in 1942. Her funeral ceremony will take place on June 17 at the Armenian Apostolic Church of the Holy Mother of God.
During the last two months, dozens of Armenians have been injured or killed n Aleppo. The situation has rapidly deteriorated, in particular, in the Armenian-populated Nor Kyugh district, since the first days of June. Terrorist groups have assaulted the neighborhood with rocket attacks and bombings. The attacks have caused material damage, including to historically significant properties.