Aram I: Syrian Christians Must Take Part in Peace Process

(ArmeniaNow) – In a meeting in Geneva late last week, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I told

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Nicolas Michel as well as UN and Arab League Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura that all the communities of Syria, including the Christians, must take part in that country’s peace process.

During the two-hour meeting, the Catholicos listened to the viewpoints on Syrian crisis normalization, responding with his ideas on the peace process and the Christian communities’ participation.

Firstly, Aram I stressed that as citizens with equal rights and responsibilities, the Christians must have an active role in Syria’s political life.

Secondly, Aram I made a number of practical proposals, especially regarding the participation of community representatives in the upcoming talks in Geneva.

The attendees agreed with the Catholicos and suggested continuing the consultations with him in light of the upcoming talks.

The last meeting Aram I participated in over the Syrian crisis took place last October.

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