ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher,Vatican Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State.
According to the Prime Minister's press service, Pashinyan, welcoming Gallagher's visit to Armenia, expressed confidence that he would give a new impetus to the further development and strengthening of relations between our country and the Vatican. He also emphasized that the Government of Armenia is interested in deepening bilateral relations with the Vatican, noting the warm attitude of the Armenian people towards the Holy See and His Holiness Pope Francis. In this context, the head of government emphasized the fact of strong Armenian-Vatican spiritual, cultural and historical ties and noted that they are a good basis for further cooperation.
Gallagher, in turn, stated that the Holy See also highly appreciates historical ties with Armenia, while mentioning the warm feelings of the Pope towards the Armenian people. He emphasized that Armenia is represented in the Vatican with its rich historical and spiritual heritage, which indicates the presence of close bilateral ties.
During the meeting, the interlocutors discussed further steps to strengthen and develop relations between Armenia and the Holy See, exchanged views on some events taking place in the international arena, including in the Middle East, as well as regional issues. The parties touched on the process of the Karabakh conflict settlement.