YEREVAN. – The Armenian side is following closely the processes in the Middle East. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia, Artak Davtyan, said this in a conversation with journalists.

"The situation in the Middle East is very important to us," he said. "We are following the processes closely and are in touch with our partners, in particular Russia, and receive full information—first-hand."

As for the Armenian humanitarian mission in Syria, Davtyan says it works as normal. And if problems arise, they are ready to respond promptly. Now there is no information about a high risk, Davtyan explained.