Foreign Minister of Nagorno Karabakh visits Antelias

Foreign Minister of Nagorno Karabakh visits Antelias

FOREIGN MINISTER OF KARAPAGH IN ANTELIAS LEBANONThe Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, Georgi


visited Antelias, where he met with His Holiness Aram I on 6 June 2006. Serj Amirkhanian, the head of construction works in the republic and Yervant Pamboukian, member of the Central Executive Council in Lebanon also attended the meeting.


The Pontiff referred to the contribution of the Catholicosate of Cilicia?s dioceses in the efforts aimed at strengthening Nagorno Karabakh and reassured of the Catholicosate?s commitment to this cause.


The meeting also provided an opportunity to reassess the internal situation in Karapagh and the international negotiations for the resolution of the conflict.


The minister was then invited to have lunch with the Catholicos.

The Catholicosate of Cilicia donates US$ 100.000 for a new church in Nagorno Karabakh


There are plans to construct a mother cathedral in the capital of Nagorno Karabakh Stepanakert and construction works have already started.


As a tangible expression to the comprehensiveness and unity of the Armenian Church as well as the active contribution of the Catholicosate of Cilicia in the construction of churches and the homeland, the Catholiocsate donated US $ 100.000 for the construction of the cathedral.


“Let us once again affirm the Catholicosate of Cilicia?s and Our personal commitment to support all efforts that aim to the strengthening and development of Armenia and Karabakh,” wrote the Pontiff in his letters addressed to His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians and Arkady Ghoukassian, the president of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh.



Newsletter of the Catholicosate of Cilicia (10 June 2006)


Website of the Catholicosate of Cilicia:



Catholicos Aram I (left) and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Nagorno Karapagh (right).

On the other hand, “Trend” Azeri news agency's reporter E. Huseynov posted on 9th June 2006 the following news item:


Azeri FM to take diplomatic demarche against Lebanon president


The Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs is going to take diplomatic demarche steps in respect to Lebanon, Tahir Tagizade, the head of the Press and Information Department of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, told Trend. He was commenting on the news article placed on the website of the President of Lebanon on 6 June 2006.


President Lahoud is reported to have a meeting with a delegation of the Armenian Tashnak Party headed by its secretary general Hovik Mkhitarian. 


The meeting was also attended by a delegation of the Armenian “Nagorno Karabakh” region chaired by Georgi Petrossian, former minister Sebouh Hovnanian, Armenian Ambassador to Lebanon, Serj Amirkhanian, and Penyamin Ptchakjian.


Tagizade said that the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry will take relevant steps.