ENCINO–US Ambassador to Armenia John Evans visited the Western Prelacy on February 17–to meet with Prelate Moushegh Mardirossian at the Prelacy’s temporary offices in Encino.
Present at the meeting were Consul General of the Republic of Armenia Gagik Kirakossian–representative of the Central Executive Committee of the Holy See of Cilicia Khajag Dikijian–representative of the ARF Bureau Viken Hovsepian–as well as representatives of the Prelacy Councils and Armenian organizations.
The Prelate welcomed the Ambassador as "a true friend of the Armenian people and Armenia," highlighting his experience in the field of diplomacy and as a historian. His Eminence also acknowledged the bondage that bridges the diaspora Armenia’s with Armenia. Welcoming remarks were also made by the Chairman of the Prelacy Executive Council Chairman–Hrair Balian.
Ambassador Evans thanked the Prelate for his sincere words and presented a briefing about his mission in Armenia. He also answered questions regarding his mission and Armenia’s economic prospects.
At the end of the two-hour long meeting–Prelate Archbishop Mardirossian bade farewell to the honorable guest and presented him a souvenir–a book of the Treasures of the Holy See of Cilicia.