An Armenian mission made up of mine clearance experts, medical personnel and an accompanying security team has arrived in the Syrian city of Aleppo. A statement from the Armenian Ministry of Defence said that the mission was strictly humanitarian, and will be conducted only in areas where there was no ongoing fighting.
The statement emphasised that the Mission was in Syria with the full written approval of the Syrian government and was in response to UN Security Council respolutions adopted in 2017 and 2018 and was being conducted given the large Armenian community in Aleppo. The statement added that the Armenian contingent travelled to Aleppo on aircraft provided by Russia.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Members of an Armenian mission deployed to Syria on a humanitarian mission.
"Let us work together constructively because the endeavour is a united and strong Europe," Ursula von der Leyen told MEPs after they confirmed her in the post. She will take up her new role on November 1.
On Monday, 15 July, yet another incident occurred in the vicinity of the David Gareji Monastery which lies on a disputed area of the Georgian-Azerbaijani border. The monastery has turned from a place of worship to a flashpoint, with Georgian religious zealots trying to state their claim on the land as Georgian territory, and Azerbaijani border guards stopping them.