My prayers are with the parents and families who are grieving the loss of their child. President Armen Sarkissian visited the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II
Today, the President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, in Georgia on an official visit together with his wife Nouneh Sarkissian, visited the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II.
The Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia welcomed the official visit of the President of Armenia to Georgia. He stressed that the Armenian and Georgian peoples have a centuries-old history of friendship; the Armenian Apostolic and Georgian Orthodox Churches have played an essential in maintaining and continuing relations of friendship, also preserving peace and stability in the region.
President Armen Sarkissian thanked the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II for the meeting and conveyed the greetings and best wishes of His Holiness Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.
President Sarkissian noted that his official visit aimed at discussing the development of current relations and cooperation between the two peoples with historical traditions of friendship. "The purpose of the visit was to discuss today's issues, and most importantly, to talk about the future, about strengthening and expanding our brotherly relations, so that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the fruits of our friendship and continue the friendship of our peoples."
President Sarkissian also spoke about the current challenges, noting that these are difficult times for both the world and the region. "Armenia went through the hell of war, we lost thousands of young lives. My prayers are with the parents and families who are grieving the loss of their child. And we must do everything to have a more stable and peaceful region in the future."
Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II expressed hope that the Armenian people will find strength in overcoming the difficulties. "When it is difficult for Armenia, the Armenian people, it is also difficult for us," said the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia.
The Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II conveyed his words of blessing to President Sarkissian and the Armenian people and his warm wishes to the Catholicos of All Armenians.