Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
On Monday, March 22nd, 2021, the ambassador of Saudia Arabia to Lebanon, His Excellency Walid Abdullah el-Bukhari visited His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia.
During His Excellency's visit, many matters were discussed including the ongoing political-economic crisis in Lebanon. His Holiness and His Excellency stressed the importance of the formation of a new government and the initiation of economic recovery process.
His Holiness highly commended the work of Saudia Arabia, which continues to enhance the unity, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Lebanon as well as its growing openness and tolerance in respect to other religions. Catholicos Aram I called on Saudia Arabia to further strengthen their relations with Armenia and mediate the release of unlawful Armenian captives by the Azerbaijani Government.
In return, His Excellency commended the work of the Lebanese-Armenian community, including their balanced and realistic approach crises facing Lebanon. Furthermore, Ambassador Abdullah el-Bukhari highly commended His Holiness Aram I's important role in promoting inter-religious dialogue and collaboration.