3,300 Syrian Armenians become Armenia citizens

Hranush Hakobyan, Armenia Diaspora Minister, announces that 3,300 Syrian Armenians have become citizens of Armenia in 2014.

Speaking at the Annual Evaluation Meeting, Diaspora Minister Hakobyan provided data about the Diaspora Armenians Integration Program and stated that 3,300 Syrian Armenians had received citizenship of Armenia in 2014.

According to Diaspora Ministry data, 16 thousand Syrian Armenians with refugee status have settled in Armenia since 2012. A law issued in July 2012 introduced a series of conveniences for Armenians of Syrian citizenship to acquire citizenship of Armenia, and various integration programs were organized by the Ministry.