ArmInfo. The crisis in Syria is close to a settlement. Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia Ruben Safrastyan expressed a similar point of view in a conversation with ArmInfo.
According to him, to date, the main geopolitical players in Syria have reached a consensus. "The legitimate authorities of Syria take these agreements very well and slowly but surely, the ATS is moving towards the process of resolving the crisis in which it has been for many years," the orientalist said. At the same time, he stated that a completely different situation in Lebanon, where social performances could not calm down. "To me it seems that we are experiencing another period of what is called modernization of the Arab world. In particular, we see this process in Lebanon, "Safrastyan said, expressing his conviction that the outcome of the unrest in Lebanon will depend on the actions of the authorities. According to him, if the current government can find solutions to the problems that the country has faced today, then unrest will decline without negative consequences.
To clarify how Armenia should behave in this case, given the presence in Lebanon of a sufficiently active and large Armenian community, Safrastyan expressed his conviction that official Yerevan in this situation should only closely monitor the developments in this country. "I don't think that there is any threat to the Armenian community in Lebanon, since the processes in the country are on a social level and have no ethnic or religious connotations," the orientalist concluded.