PRESS RELEASE
Catholicosate of Cilicia
Communication and Information Department
Contact: V. Rev. Fr. Krikor Chiftjian, Communications Officer
Tel: (04) 410001, 410003
Fax: (04) 419724
E- mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.cathcil.org/

PO Box 70 317
Antelias-Lebanon

Armenian version: http://www.cathcil.org/v04/doc/Armenian.htm


ARAM I MEETS WITH HUNGARY'S AMBASSADOR
HIS EXCELLENCY PALE FABIAN

On Thursday the 3rd of March, His Holiness Aram I met with the Ambassador of
Hungary to Lebanon, Pale Fabian. His Holiness and the ambassador focused
during their talks on the internal situation of Lebanon.

The ambassador informed the Catholicos about his country's position
concerning the current situation of Lebanon. His Holiness Aram I in his turn
expressed his views and concerns, emphasizing the necessity of solving
problems through dialogue. Aram I praised the political maturity the
Lebanese manifested by avoiding internal tensions and preserving
inter-confessional unity. He also highlighted the importance of
strengthening Lebanon's sovereignty and independence, while maintaining good
neighborly ties with Syria.

His Holiness Aram I also met with the secretary general of the European
Armenian Forum, Alexan Avanesian. The latter informed His Holiness about the
forum's future plans. His Holiness praised the activeness of the Armenian
communities of Europe, specially in working for the Armenian Cause.

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The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia is one of the two Catholicosates of
the Armenian Orthodox Church. For detailed information about the history and
the mission of the Cilician Catholicosate, you may refer to the web page of
the Catholicosate, http://www.cathcil.org/ The Cilician Catholicosate, the
administrative center of the church is located in Antelias, Lebanon.