On 13 April Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan had a meeting with His Holiness Garegin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia.
A wide range of questions covering the state-church, Homeland-Diaspora ties was discussed at the meeting.
Issues relating to the large-scale combat operations launched by Azerbaijan from 2 to 5 April and their consequences were in the focus of special attention.
President Sahakyan noted that during this ordeal the entire Armenian nation demonstrated exemplary unity and cohesion, fervent patriotism and self-dedication highlighting the role of the Armenian Apostolic Church in this process.
The Head of the State acknowledged the visit of the Supreme Patriarch, Catholicos of All Armenians and Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia to Artsakh, pointing out its historic significance from spiritual, political and the younger generations’ patriotic upbringing perspectives.
Primate of the Artsakh Diocese Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, a group of supreme ecclesiastic representatives of the Armenian Apostolic Church partook in the meeting.