On March 13, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Jerzy Novakovsky, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Armenia. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
Welcoming the Ambassador’s first visit to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the Catholicos of All Armenians conveyed his congratulations and best wishes for his appointment. His Holiness expressed confidence that Ambassador Novakovsky’s diplomatic activities will carry a new impetus for the development of bilateral relations.
During the meeting the Catholicos of All Armenians and the Ambassador of Poland reflected upon the historic relations between the Armenian and Polish nations, and the close cooperation between the two countries in various sectors. In his remarks, His Holiness noted with appreciation the support that countries, including Poland, have shown towards Armenia.
Speaking about the Armenian community of Poland, His Holiness emphasized the support that the Polish Catholic Church has shown towards the Armenian Church for the purpose of organizing the spiritual life of the Armenian community.
Ambassador Novakovsky expressed his gratitude to the Catholicos of All Armenians for the meeting, noting the important role of the Catholic and Armenian Church in the lives of the two countries and peoples. The Ambassador also assured that he would continue to contribute to the strengthening and development of Armenian-Polish relations.
During the meeting they also discussed the Canonization ceremony of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and the participation of Poland’s representative’s in the commemorative events.