Armenian Reps. Attend Syrian Dialogue Summit in Sochi

The Armenian delegation at the Sochi summit on Syria
The Armenian delegation at the Sochi summit on Syria

The Armenian delegation at the Sochi summit on Syria

Armenian members of the Syrian parliament were part of the delegation representing the Syrian side at talks initiated by Russia in the port city of Sochi.

Syrian parliament member Nora Arisian and Jirair Reisian were joined by the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Damascus Bishop Armash Nalbandian on Tuesday at the Syrian National Dialogue Congress.

The lawmakers took to social media to update on the progress of the talks, which got off on a shaky start, because Syrian opposition forces declined to attend and instead opted to be represented by proxy by the Turkish delegation.

The participants agreed to begin work on revising the country’s Constitution, and asked the whole world to help Syria to recover from the seven-year-old civil war.

Moreover, in a joint statement adopted by the Congress, the participants affirmed their commitment to Syria’s territorial integrity, fight against terrorism and religious fanaticism. The Congress participants also supported creating a united army and holding free elections which should determine the country’s future. Based on the results of the Congress the participants agreed to form a constitutional commission which will start making proposals for the country’s Constitution.

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  1. Daniel said:

    War is always followed by negotiations for peace between the victor and the vanquished after both sides have suffered heavy casualties. Since human beings are supposed to be the most intelligent among the species, what prevents us from negotiating for peace to avoid war? Given that Syrians are among the intelligent species of human beings, why is it so difficult for Syrians to sit together unconditionally and negotiate peace among themselves to avoid war? Are Syrians not capable of loving one another and forgiving one another. If Syrians are not capable of loving one another or forgiving one another then surely Syrians are doomed. Wake up Syrians!

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