Presidents of France Ukraine Congratulate 1700th Anniversary

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–President Jacques Chirac of France and President Leonid Kuchma of the Ukraine sent telegrams congratulating the Catholicos of All Armenia’s Karekin II on the occasion of the 1700th Anniversary of the proclamation of Christianity. In his message–President Jacques Chirac says that he considers the 1700th Jubilee "to be a period of exceptional hopes in which the Armenian community of France is taking an active part."

Leonid Kuchma pointed out that this milestone event that was the turning point in the history for the Armenian people continues to be significant spiritual and moral sources for Armenia’s everywhere.

Also–the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexiy II–who took part in the main events marking the Anniversary–and expressed his gratitude to the Catholicos of All Armenia’s for his warm and cordial reception.


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