Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
9 April 2015. On Thursday morning, three members of the Syriac National Political Party’s International Committee met with His Holiness Aram I, in the presence of Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of Terhran. The Syriac representatives first introduced their party, the goals of which are to organize the diaspora and demand justice from Turkey for the massacre of their people in 1915. They then explained that the purpose of their visit was to ask His Holiness to convey their gratitude to the political leadership in Armenia for the attention they have paid to the Syriac minority, and to the Armenian Parliament for their recent official recognition of the 1915 massacre of the Syriac population by Turkey.
Catholicos Aram I confirmed the solidarity between the two people in their common pursuit for justice from Turkey, and encouraged them to strengthen their cooperation further. He then invited them to the 100th anniversary commemorative events.