Etchmiadzin Welcomes Border Meeting with Pashazade

Karekin II and Pashazade met with President Sarkisian earlier this week

ETCHMIADZIN—The Holy See of Etchmiadzin welcomed a proposal by the leader of the Caucasus Muslim Allahshukur Pashazade’s recent propose to organize a meeting with Catholicos Karekin II along the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic-Azerbaijan border, said the Holy See’s press secretary.

“During the November 28 trilateral meeting among the spiritual leaders of the region, they primarily reflected on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict. And when the joint statement was adopted, the Azerbaijani side proposed, during the conversation, that the spiritual leaders also meet at the border. The Armenian side welcomed this proposal,” said Vahram Melikyan, the Etchmiadzin press secretary Father Vahram Melikyan. 

He also confirmed that during his visit to Armenia, Allahshukur Pashazade had visited Yerevan’s Blue Mosque and prayed there. “This is normal, just as when during the [Armenian] Catholicos’ visit to [Azerbaijani capital] Baku, we visited the Armenian church and prayed [there],” Father stated.


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