At Holy Etchmiadzin on Saturday, December 10, His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, who was accompanied by Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian.

His Holiness reflected on the longstanding friendship between the Armenian and Lebanese people, and expressed his appreciation to Lebanon for its recognition of the Armenian Genocide and its work toward achieving a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabagh.

President Sleiman expressed his gratitude to His Holiness for the warm reception and joined Armenian clergy on a tour of Holy Etchmiadzin and the adjoining museum.