Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
3 May 2016. On Tuesday, Nicolas Michel, under-secretary-general for legal affairs, met with His Holiness Aram I to discuss the Syrian crisis. Mr Antoine Laham, assistant to UN special envoy for Syria Mr. Staffan de Mistura and V. Rev. Housig Mardirossian, the Ecumenical officer, also attended the meeting.
The meeting in Antelias was a continuation of their conversations of 4 March 2016 held in Geneva. They assessed current military escalations, the situation of refugees and possible scenarios for peace. His Holiness emphasized the importance of the Christian presence in the Middle East and the imperative of Christian-Muslim dialogue.