His Holiness Aram I welcomes the proposed five-year plan of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

24 March 2014

On Monday Dr. Razmig Panossian, the Director of the Armenian Division of the Foundation met with His Holiness and presented the proposed five-year plan of the Foundation.


Catholicos Aram I praised the overall goal of sustaining Armenian culture and the Western Armenian language. He also welcomed the proposed support to Armenian schools and scholarships to students. However, he expressed his concern with the plan to promote Armenian-Turkish relations. In the end His Holiness thanked the staff of the Gulbenkian Foundation for their excellent work under the leadership of Mr. Martin Yessayan.