YEREVAN (Armenpress)–His Holiness Karekin II–Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenia’s–visited the National Gallery of Armenia on Friday. He was invited to give his blessings to the opening of an art exhibition sponsored by the cultural center of the Iranian Embassy in Armenia.
His Holiness was happy that that the friendly relations between the two neighboring countries continue to develop and advance.
Following the inauguration ceremony Karekin II toured the various halls of the Gallery and observed the paintings–engravings–and other works of many Iranian artists.
Roland Sharoyan–the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Armenia–Muhhamad Farhad Koleini–Ambassador of Iran to Armenia–foreign diplomats accredited in Armenia–as well as artists and intellectuals attended the inauguration ceremony.