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Two Armenians Elected to Syrias Parliament

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Nora Arissian Becomes First Syrian-Armenian Woman Parliamentarian

DAMASCUS, Syria (A.W.)Two Armenians, Dr. Nora Arissian and Jirair Reisian, entered Syrias 250-seat Parliament, following the elections for the Syrian Peoples Assembly that took place on April 13. Arissian, who ran as an independent from the Damascus Governorate, became the first Syrian-Armenian woman member of Syrias Parliament, reported Perio News. Aleppo-Armenian community leader Jirair Reisian was elected to the Assembly from Aleppo. The election results were made public on April 16.

Nora Arissian

Arissian has played an active role in the Syrian and Syrian-Armenian reality, and has been an advocate of the Armenian cause. Arissian has served as translator at the Syrian Presidential Palace. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern History from the Institute of Oriental Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia; her focus was the Armenian Genocide as documented in Syrian sources.

Arissian served as secretary, chief of staff, and interpreter at Armenias Embassy in Syria from 1992-2006. Since 2005, she has worked as lecturer at Damascus University, and has served as the chair of the Armenian studies department since 2013. She has also worked as translator and adviser at the Syrian Ministry of Culture from 2010-13. She is the editor of Aztag Arabic, an online publication. In 2007, Arissian became the first Armenian woman member of the Arab Writers Union in Damascus.

Arissian has been recognized for her achievements, and has received several awards, including the Armenian Presidential Movses Khorenatsi Medal in 2012 and the Ministry of Diasporas William Saroyan Medal in 2011.

Jirair Reisian

Reisian, who has been an active member of the Armenian community in Syria, was the candidate endorsed by the Armenian organizations, reported Kantsasar. A longtime educator and advocate for the Armenian cause, Reisian serves as spokesperson of the Armenian Prelacy in Aleppo. He has been the chairman of the Armenian National Committee of Syria for several years. Reisian has also served as the principal of the Armenian Sahagian School in Aleppo.

In an interview with Aleppo-based Kantsasar news ahead of the elections, Reisian said that in the current situation the Syrian people have two expectations from the new Parliament: the healing and revival of the country, and the implementation of reforms that will lead to a bright future for Syria.

Prelate of Aleppo Archbishop Shahan Sarkisian (center) casts his ballot with Jirair Reisian (left) at a polling station in Aleppo (Photo: Venus Photography)


Nora Arissian Becomes First Syrian-Armenian Woman Parliamentarian DAMASCUS, Syria (A.W.)Two Armenians, Dr. Nora Arissian and Jirair Reisian, entered Syrias 250-seat Parliament, following the elections for the Syrian Peoples Assembly that took place on April 13. Arissian, who ran as an independent from the Damascus Governorate, became the first Syrian-Armenian woman member of Syrias Parliament, reported Perio News. Aleppo-Armenian community leader Jirair Reisian was elected to the Assembly from Aleppo. The election results were made public on April 16. Nora Arissian Arissian has played an active role in the Syrian and Syrian-Armenian reality, and has been an advocate of the Armenian cause. Arissian has served as translator at the Syrian Presidential Palace. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern History from the Institute of Oriental Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia; her focus was the Armenian Genocide as documented in Syrian sources. Arissian served as secretary, chief of staff, and interpreter at Armenias Embassy in Syria from 1992-2006. Since 2005, she has worked as lecturer at Damascus University, and has served as the chair of the Armenian studies department since 2013. She has also worked as translator and adviser at the Syrian Ministry of Culture from 2010-13. She is [...]
Nora Arissian Becomes First Syrian-Armenian Woman Parliamentarian DAMASCUS, Syria (A.W.)Two Armenians, Dr. Nora Arissian and Jirair Reisian, entered Syrias 250-seat Parliament, following the elections for the Syrian Peoples Assembly that took place on April 13. Arissian, who ran as an independent from the Damascus Governorate, became the first Syrian-Armenian woman member of Syrias Parliament, reported Perio News. Aleppo-Armenian community leader Jirair Reisian was elected to the Assembly from Aleppo. The election results were made public on April 16. Nora Arissian Arissian has played an active role in the Syrian and Syrian-Armenian reality, and has been an advocate of the Armenian cause. Arissian has served as translator at the Syrian Presidential Palace. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern History from the Institute of Oriental Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia; her focus was the Armenian Genocide as documented in Syrian sources. Arissian served as secretary, chief of staff, and interpreter at Armenias Embassy in Syria from 1992-2006. Since 2005, she has worked as lecturer at Damascus University, and has served as the chair of the Armenian studies department since 2013. She has also worked as translator and adviser at the Syrian Ministry of Culture from 2010-13. She is [...]
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