ArmInfo. In order to prepare the next meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, the Catholicos of All Armenians held separate meetings with the former presidents these days. Director of the Information Center at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Yesayi Artenyan said on his Facebook page.
<In response to numerous requests, we inform you that the Catholicos of All Armenians these days held separate meetings with the presidents of the RA and the NKR in order to prepare for the next meeting of the presidents. We confirm that yesterday we had a meeting with RA first President Levon Ter-Petrosyan.
The content of the private conversation, as well as the disseminated materials about the meeting with the Prime Minister (Nikol Pashinyan - ed. note) are false. We think that all this is aimed at disrupting the initiated process of discussions>, Artenyan wrote.
It should be noted that one of the Telegram channels published an article entitled "Bishops put pressure on the Catholicos? What did the Supreme Patriarch talk about with Nikol Pashinyan and Levon Ter- Petrosyan?>. In particular, it was reported that yesterday the Armenian Patriarch again met with first President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan, during which they discussed the statements voiced the other day by the three former presidents of the country and their possible impact on the further course of the process that began on September 23 in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin with the participation of the Catholicos All Armenians, former presidents of Artsakh and Armenia. It was noted that during the conversation, the Catholicos expressed his agreement with some of the theses voiced by Levon Ter- Petrosyan on the air of the Public Television, that the issue of power change should not be considered unilaterally. <The Supreme Patriarch complained that on this issue he was put under great pressure by bishops with oppositional views. A similar conversation also took place with Prime Minister Pashinyan. Nikol Pashinyan informed the members of his team about this two days ago, during a closed meeting in the Parliament>, the article says. Arman Musinyan, press secretary of the Armenian National Congress, reacted to this publication, noting that the Catholicos of All Armenians and the first President of the Republic of Armenia have been colleagues for 40 years since their joint work at the Gevorgyan Theological Seminary and the Etchmiadzin magazine. "Therefore, their meetings should not come as a surprise," Musinyan wrote on his Facebook page, adding that the publication was aimed at disrupting a possible dialogue between the authorities and the opposition