Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2017
On April 19, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Dušan Spasojevich, (residence in Athens), newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Armenia.
His Holiness, congratulating the Ambassador on the appointment, stressed the importance of the expansion of relations and cooperation between the two countries. His Holiness reflected on the historical ties between the two nations and the brotherly relations between the Armenian Apostolic and Serbian Orthodox Churches. The Catholicos of All Armenians asked that his best wishes and greetings be conveyed to Patriarch Irenaeus, the Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
In his remarks, Ambassador Spasojevich also referred to the historical ties and similarities between the two peoples, informing His Holiness about the Armenian community in Serbia. The Ambassador stressed that the Armenian community is respected and loved in Serbia.
During the meeting, they also spoke about the challenges facing the two churches and the efforts to overcome them.
At the conclusion of the meeting, His Holiness Karekin II conveyed his best wishes to the newly appointed Ambassador, wishing him successful service.
The meeting was attended by His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of the Mother See.