Damascus, President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday received Catholicos Aram I Keshishian, head of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
President al-Assad affirmed that Syria was and always will be the home of all its people, regardless of religion or ethnicity, lauding the patriotic role of Armenian Syrians who embody the values and meanings of citizenship, belonging, and national unity in the face of the divisive projects which the barbaric terrorist on Syria had sought to push, a war whose brutality brings to mind the massacres committed by the Ottomans against the Armenian people.
For his part, Catholicos Aram I said that Syria has been a safe haven and sanctuary for those who fled the horrors of the Ottomans' massacres, and that the Syrian people have set a magnificent example of confronting dark mentality and terrorist and exclusionist projects by adhering to their national identity and to Syria's message of love, peace, and moderation.
The Catholicos asserted that the steadfastness of Syria's people, the sacrifices of its army, and the wisdom of its leadership will doubtlessly result in victory and eliminating terrorism.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency