ArmInfo. Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan convened a working meeting dedicated to providing assistance to the Lebanese Armenians.
According to the press service of the Artsakh President, Harutyunyan noted that a working group headed by the Chief Adviser to the President of Artsakh - Ambassador-at-Large Rudik Hyusnunts was created to provide assistance to the victims of the explosion in Beirut.
At the same time, he recalled that a special flight with humanitarian aid "To Lebanon - from the people of Artsakh" has already been sent to Beirut, and this aid will be of a long-term nature.
He said that direct financial assistance will also be provided to the Armenian communities and called on the Artsakh people to actively participate in fundraising. At the same time, Harutyunyan added that despite the fact that he promised to transfer his salary to charity funds, this time it will be directed to help the Armenians of Lebanon. Additional funds will be provided from the government reserve fund. As Harutyunyan noted, despite the modest possibilities of the housing stock, all measures will be taken to provide housing to those families from Lebanon who wish to settle in Artsakh.
"I declare that even in the absence of free housing stock, we are ready to accept all our compatriots from Lebanon and provide them with living conditions in our hearths," Arayik Harutyunyan assured.