On Saturday morning, 15 June 2013, His Holiness Aram I, accompanied by the Diocesan Bishops of the Catholicosate of Cilicia and 30 persons representing the General Assembly, met with H.E. Michel Sleiman, President of Lebanon.
Catholicos Aram I first thanked the President for putting the case of Lebanon on the international agenda and for his efforts to strengthen relations between Lebanon and the Lebanese Diaspora. The Catholicos then introduced the members of the delegation to the President and briefed him on the purpose of the meeting of the Church’s General Assembly.
The President thanked the Catholicos for his introduction. He stressed the importance of international relations for Lebanon and the urgency of preserving the internal unity of the country.
At the end of the meeting, His Holiness Aram I and Member of Parliament, Hagop Pakradouni, held a private meeting with the President.