Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
2 April 2016. Upon hearing the news of clashes along the Nagorno Karabagh borders between the Aziri and the Nagorno Karbagh armies, Catholicos Aram I contacted Pago Sahakian, the president of Nagorno Karabagh, and assured him of the solidarity of the Catholicosate of Cilicia; later, the Catholicos said, “Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh are one and the same; in defending one, we defend the other.”
On the same day Samuel Mekerdichian, the newly appointed Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon visited His Holiness Aram I and the Catholicos briefed him on the situation in the country and the situation of Armenians.