Karekin II And Muslim Spiritual Leader to Meet

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The meeting of Catholicos of All Armenia’s Karekin II with Spiritual Leader of Caucasus Muslims Sheikh ul Islam Pashazade–which was originally scheduled for the end of December–2001–but was postponed–will be held in Moscow.

According to the public relations department of the Holy See of Etchmiadzin–Patriarch of all Russia Alexiy II will also participate in the meeting.

The exact date of the meeting is not finalized yet.

According to the same source–issues connected with the Karabakh problem and the problems of prisoners of war will be discussed during the meeting.

Karekin II believes that these meetings are greatly important because they provide an outlet for a peaceful and constructive discussion on the Karabakh conflict.

Furthermore–attempts at establishing dialogue between Christians and Muslims is deemed important by Etchmiadzin.


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