On May 17, a delegation of Primates and Bishops of the Christian Churches of Damascus arrived in Armenia at the invitation of Catholicosate of All Armenians in Etchmiadzin. The delegation was led by His Grace Bishop Armash Nalbandian, Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church in Damascus. The members of the delegation are the Primates of the Armenian Catholic, Syrian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Maronite Catholic, Syrian Catholic, and Melkite Greek Catholic Churches. His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians received and welcomed them.
The Syriac Orthodox delegation included Mor Silwanos Petrus (Metropolitans of Homs), Mor Philoxenos Mathias (Director of St. Ephraim's Patriarchal Seminary) and Mor Dionysius Yuhanon (Director of Patriarchal Office & Headquarters).