His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Mr. Tigran Kotbashyan, the Russian Vice Consul in Damascus, at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus.
His Holiness and His Excellency discussed the current situation in Syria as well as the recent developments that took place. His Excellency expressed the solidarity of the Russian people with the Syrian people, to help them get through the crisis. .
The meeting was attended by His Eminence Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.