Bethlehem (Armradio)–President George Bush was asked to reconsider the Armenian Genocide Resolution by Primate Aris Shirvanian of the Jerusalem Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church last week during the presidents working visit to Israel and the Middle East.
After talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Bush attended Chapel at the Church of the Nativity of Christ where he met with the Christian religious leaders of the community. Primate Shirvanian reminded President Bush that the Armenia’s were the first nation to adopt Christianity as the state religion. He also requested that the American President reconsider his stance on the Armenian Genocide resolution (H.Res. 106).
President Bush told Shirvanian that he spoke about the issue with the Turkish President and is thinking it over it.