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    Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Information Services
    Address: Vagharshapat, Republic of Armenia
    Contact: Rev. Fr. Ktrij Devejian
    Tel: (374 1) 517 163
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    August 31, 2004

    His Holiness Karekin II Receives Foreign Minister of Denmark

    On August 27, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos
    Of All Armenians, received Per Stig Moeller, Foreign Minister of the
    Kingdom of Denmark, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Mr. Moeller
    Was accompanied by Vladimir Karmirshalian, Ambassador of the Republic
    Of Armenia to Denmark.

    Welcoming Mr. Moeller to the spiritual and administrative headquarters
    Of the Armenian Church, His Holiness reflected on the mission of
    The Church as well as the close historic ties which exist between
    The two countries and peoples. His Holiness also spoke of the
    Positive relations that have been established in recent years in the
    Ecclesiastical sphere between the Churches of Denmark and Armenia.

    During the meeting, the Catholicos and the Foreign Minister
    Also discussed the Nagorno Karabagh issue, and the desire of all
    Parties to see it resolved through peaceful means. His Holiness
    Informed Mr. Moeller that he has met a number of times with the
    Spiritual head of Azerbaijan, and confirmed that religious leaders
    Have a very important role in the resolution of the conflict, by
    Publicly advocating that disagreements must be solved through mutual
    Understanding and reciprocal dialogue.

    Finally, the Pontiff of All Armenians touched upon the concerns
    Of Armenians living in Denmark, and their desire to become active,
    Contributing members of Danish society.

    At the conclusion of the meeting, His Holiness extended his gratitude
    To the state authorities of the Kingdom of Denmark and to the Danish
    People, for the assistance and help they have provided to Armenians,
    Most notably following the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and the
    Devastating earthquake in Northern Armenia of 1988.