Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
5 March 2106. On Friday evening, His Holiness Aram I met Nicolas Michel, the senior advisor to Staffan de Mistura, special envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon for Syria.
During the two-hour meeting, Mr Michel briefed Catholicos Aram I on possible solutions to the conflict and processes leading to peace, and then asked the Catholicos to share his views on the participation of the Christian communities in the peace process. His Holiness insisted that any peace process should include all communities of Syria, including the Christians because they are all equal citizens of Syria with equal rights and obligations. After a brief exchange of views, Mr Michel thanked His Holiness for his suggestions and said that he would stay in contact and continue to consult on these matters.