On March 6, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Peter Priputenin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovakia to the Republic of Armenia (residence in Moscow).
Congratulating the Ambassador, His Holiness expressed confidence that due to its activity the relations between the two countries and the cooperation will more develop and fertile. His Holiness expressed his appreciation for the friendly strong ties between the two nations based on common Christian values and noted that the Armenian community in Slovakia has a great role in its strengthening.
The Catholicos of All Armenians expressed his gratitude to the country authorities for the kind care and attention given to the Armenian community. His Holiness also stressed with appreciation the support that is given to the Armenian Church by the Catholic Church, in organizing the spiritual life of Armenians in Slovakia.
The newly appointed Ambassador also expressed pleasure for the meeting, giving his assurance that his diplomatic activities will continue to contribute towards strengthening the Armenian-Slovakian relations in different areas.
During the meeting, Catholicos of All Armenians and the Ambassador also reflecte on the challenges and problems facing the two countries, as well as discussed the upcoming events dedicated to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The meeting was attended by His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the Mother See’s Department of External Relations and Protocol.