His Holiness Karekin II Receives Governor of Kharkiv
Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Information Services Oct 13, 2009 12:19 PM
On October 13, 2009 His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians received Mr. Arsen Avakov, Governor of Kharkiv, Ukraine and his delegation, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
During the meeting they discussed the close relationship between the two nations and their varied levels of cooperation. His Holiness reflected on the Pontifical visit to the Kharkiv region in 2004, on the occasion of the consecration of the newly built Armenian Church. The Pontiff of All Armenians expressed his appreciation to the Ukrainian authorities, for their care of the Armenian community and Church, and in the spirit of centuries-old brotherly relations, the opportunity to uphold the honor of the Armenian nation through their contributions and good works.
Present for the meeting was His Eminence Archbishop Grigoris Buniatian, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Ukraine.http://www.etchmiadzin.com/