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YEREVAN. – Along the lines of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s ongoing state visit to Singapore, the latter’s most senior officials have made numerous positive remarks concerning the Armenian people, specifically the Singaporean-Armenian community.  

As case in point, Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam noted with delight that the Armenians had printed the first newspaper and built the first Christian church in Singapore. In his turn, Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong stated that his country’s trade relations had developed since the 19th century especially owing to the efforts by Armenian merchants, Armenian President’s Press Office informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.         

It is apparent that these evaluations are not exaggerated, and, even though the Armenian community in Singapore was always very small in number, it has left a considerable trace in Singapore’s history of the past 100-150 years.  

Within the framework of his state visit to Singapore, Armenia’s President will get together with the Singaporean-Armenian community on Thursday.

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