Noyan Tapan News Agency, Armenia
Sept 30 2005

KAREKIN II: NUMEROUS DREAMS FOR FUTURE ARE ANALOGOUS FOR ARMENIAN AND
GREEK PEOPLES


ETCHMIADZIN, SEPTEMBER 30, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. On
September 29, at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Karekin II,
Catholicos of All Armenians received Antnios Vlavianos, the
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of
Greece finishing his diplomatic mission to the Republic of Armenia,
and Dimitrios Furlemadis, the Executive Director of the "Development
Solidarity" organization of the Greek Orthodox Church.

His Holiness appreciated the Ambassador's three-years activity in
Armenia. "Our peoples' friendship and brotherhood have been created
within numerous suffers and difficulties caused by enimies. And today
numerous dreams for future are analogous for our peoples," the
Armenian Catholicos mentioned touching upon ties of centuries present
between the two peoples. His Holiness wished the Ambassador numerous
years of well-being full of rich results of his service.

As Noyan Tapan was informed by the Information System of the Mother
See, Dimitrios Furlemadis passed His Holiness Athens and All-Greece
Archbishop Crisodulos's brotherly greeting and invitation to visit
Greece. Dimitrios Furlemadis presented His Holiness his
organization's service to the Armenian people served under the
patronage of the Greek Orthodox Church, especially in the sphere of
health care. The Catholicos of All Armenians, in his turn, addressed
an invitation to visit Armenia to Archbishop Cristodilos,
recollecting his meeting with the Archbishop in Rome.

Warm relations between the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Greek
Orthodox Church as well as possible ways of development of the
present cooperation were spoken about at the meeting.