Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
6 September 2017. On Wednesday, His Holiness Aram I met with the deputy foreign minister and director of MENA department at the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wolfgang Amadeus Bruelhart in Geneva. Also present in the meeting were Mr. Antoine Laham, assistant to Steffan de Mistura, Prof. Teny Pirri-Simonian, president of the Swiss Armenian Foundation: ARMENOFAS and Rev. Bedros Manuelian, the head of Information and Communication department at the Catholicosate of Holy See of Cilicia.
During the meeting, His Holiness described the current situation of the Middle East, emphasizing the challenges faced by the christian communities. He also referred to the recovery, rehabilitation and rebuilding process embarked by the Armenian community in Syria.
Bruelhart, in his turn, analyzing the situation in Syria, presented his view regarding the peace building process in the region.