According to the established tradition, religious and political officials, as well as representatives of civil society and interreligious associations visit Antelias to express their good wishes to Catholicos Aram I and the Armenian community.
The visit this year was also an opportunity for the leaders to discuss with His Holiness the situation in Lebanon, specifically the forthcoming presidential election and the formation of the cabinet; they also discussed the proposed UN Geneva 2 meeting on Syria and the World Council of Churches’ ecumenical and international consultation on Geneva 2 to be held 15-17 January 2014 at its headquarters in Switzerland.