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Ambasssador Alfonso Di Riso was received by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians

Date:

06/14/2021


Ambasssador Alfonso Di Riso was received by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians

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On June 14, the Ambassador of Italy to Armenia, Alfonso Di Riso, was received in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.

Congratulating and conveying his best wishes to the Ambassador on the occasion of his appointment, His Holiness expressed hope, that during his tenure the Armenian-Italian friendly relations will develop even more with new joint implementations.

During the meeting, reference was made to the historical relations between the two Nations, which have always been based on the Christian faith and the same system of values.

During the conversation, the Pontiff of All Armenians presented to the Italian Ambassador his concerns related to border issues with Azerbaijan, to the prisoners of war, as well as to the protection of the spiritual-cultural heritage of the Armenian Church in the region. The Catholicos noted the importance of the efforts of the International Community and friendly Countries in overcoming the existing difficulties.


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