Armenia and Holy See exchange messages on 30th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations

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Armenia and Holy See exchange messages on 30th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations


YEREVAN, MAY 24, ARMENPRESS. Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and Secretary for Relations with States in the Secretariat of State of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher today exchanged messages on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and the Holy See, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

In his message, Ararat Mirzoyan, emphasizing that relations are based on mutual trust, respect, effective dialogue, the same system of Christian values ​​and ancient historical ties, said he was ready to continue joint efforts for the realization of the international and regional agenda for stable peace and sustainable development, as well as peaceful coexistence. He also expressed gratitude for proclaiming Saint Gregory of Narek a Doctor of the Universal Church, as well as for the pope’s principled stance on the Armenian Genocide.

In turn, Bishop Paul Richard Gallagher said that the recent opening of the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See in Yerevan is an important proof of the development of relations between the Holy See and Armenia in different fields with a friendly spirit and sincere.

Recalling the high-level bilateral visits, Bishop Paul Richard Gallagher added that the Holy See plans to further strengthen cooperation with Armenia, especially for the promotion of moral values, justice and peace.

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