Armenia–Syria relations

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Armenian–Syrian relations
Map indicating locations of Armenia and Syria



Armenian–Syrian relations are foreign relations between Armenia and Syria. Armenia has an embassy in Damascus and a consulate general in Aleppo. In 1997, Syria opened an embassy in Yerevan.

Syria established diplomatic relations with Armenia soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Syrian President Hafez al-Assad maintained good relationships in part because of the large Armenian community in Syria. Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa visited Armenia in March 1992.[1]

Around 120,000 people of Armenian descent live in Syria. During the Armenian Genocide, the Ottoman Empire used the Syrian desert of Deir ez-Zor as the main killing fields of Armenians. The native Arabs sheltered and supported the Armenians.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Zisser 1995, p. 733.


  • Zisser, Eyal (1995). Ayalon, Ami, ed. Middle East Contemporary Survey. 16. The Moshe Dayan Center. ISBN 9780813321332. 

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