YEREVAN. – National Assembly (NA) speaker Alen Simonyan on Thursday received Syrian Ambassador Mohammed Haj Ibrahim, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Armenia, the NA informed Armenian

Simonyan thanked the diplomat for his contribution to the development of Armenian-Syrian relations, and expressed a conviction that the relations established during the ambassador's tenure will be continuous for both countries.

The speaker of the Armenian parliament assured that the NA will continue its productive cooperation with Syria.

Ambassador Ibrahim, in turn, noted that he had worked in Armenia with great enthusiasm and love, and stressed that he had combined the implementation of his mission with the study of Armenia's historical heritage and new respective discoveries.

According to the ambassador, just as Christopher Columbus once discovered America, so the world needs to discover Armenia and the age-old wisdom of the Armenian people.

Alen Simonyan wished success to the diplomat in his future activities, and conveyed lasting peace and prosperity to the friendly people of Syria.