ANTELIAS–Upon the personal invitation of British Prime Minister Tony Blair–His Holiness Aram I– Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia took part in a conference on Jan. 17 and 18–dedicated to addressing Christian-Muslim cooperation.
On two separate occasions Catholicos Aram I personally met with Prime Minister Tony Blair.
While chairing a session during the conference–Aram I stressed the urgency of a realistic approach to Christian-Islamic dialogue–since in many countries people representing different religions live alongside. The conference featured only two invited participants from the Middle East. Together with Aram I–the brother of the King of Jordan participated in the conference as well.
However–the conference did not make any official statemen’s upon its conclusion–since it was primarily held for consultative reasons.