His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholics of all Armenians, today received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden to Armenia Patrik Svensson at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
During the meeting, the Supreme Patriarch touched on the internal and external challenges facing the Armenian people and expressed his gratitude to Sweden and international diplomatic missions for supporting and standing with Armenia and the Armenian people during the difficult days of the war and the post-war period.
His Holiness also expressed his appreciation to the Swedish authorities for their generosity towards Armenian society and mentioned that the Mother Chair in Holy Etchmiadzin is willing to work with the Swedish Embassy in various sectors.
Ambassador Svensson, in turn, thanked for the warm welcome, expressed hope that the Armenian people will be able to overcome all the difficulties caused by the war, and stressed that he is very impressed by the hospitality of Armenia and the Armenian people. Svensson assured Hans Helighet that the Swedish embassy will make efforts to further deepen and strengthen Armenian-Swedish relations in various areas through the implementation of several programs.