PM receives delegation of Council of German Protestant Churches
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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received a delegation representing the EKD, a German umbrella organization of Protestant, Lutheran and reformist churches, headed by EKD chairman Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm.
The delegation arrived in Armenia at the invitation of the Catholicos of All Armenians, which was sent in October, 2017 during the visit of His Holiness to Germany on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of European Reformation.
The Premier welcomed the delegation’s visit to our country, as well as the strengthening of ties with the Armenian Apostolic Church and the deepening of inter-church cooperation. Nikol Pashinyan attached importance to Christian peoples’ unity and solidarity in the maintenance of peace and stability around the world.
Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm noted that the inter-church dialogue is especially important in the context of peaceful resolution of conflicts and violence prevention. He stressed that they had closely followed the recent political developments in Armenia and were happy that the process ended in a peaceful settlement and wished every success to the new government.
Nikol Pashinyan answered the guests’ questions concerning the Government’s reforms aimed at ensuring economic progress, social justice, improving the country’s migration policy, achieving regional peace, etc.