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George Bush was reminded about Armenian Genocide
12.01.2008 15:27 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ In Bethlehem, U.S. President George
W. Bush was reminded about the Armenian Genocide.

After talks with Palestinian Authority President
Mahmoud Abbas, Mr Bush attended Chapel of the Nativity
of Christ and met with Primate of the Jerusalem
Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Archbishop
Aris Shirvanyan, who raised the issue of the Armenian
Genocide.

The territory of Chapel of the Nativity of Christ is
divided into three parts: the Armenian Apostolic
Church, Roman Catholic Church and Greek Orthodox
Church. Welcoming Pres. Bush on behalf of the AAC,
Archbishop Shirvanyan reminded Mr Bush that Armenians
were the first nation to adopt Christianity as state
religion and requested the U.S. President to
reconsider the Armenian Genocide recognition issue.

Mr Bush said he spoke about the issue with Turkish
President and is thinking over it, RFE/RL reports.

George Bush launched his Middle East tour on January
10. After a visit to Israel he headed for Kuwait.
Visits to Bahrain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are
also scheduled.