Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew had a meeting in Phanar with the Patriarch of the Armenians in Turkey, Sahag Maşalyan.
It is worth noting that the meeting of the two religious leaders took place at a critical time for the Armenian community, as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan resurfaced in Nagorno-Karabakh. It is worth noting that two days ago at the Armenian Patriarchate in Constantinople, Turks and Azeris staged a demonstration.
The Ecumenical Patriarch also met with Metropolitan Amphilochios of Kissamos and Selino, while he also listened to Nektarios Dourountakis, new Military Attaché of the Greek Embassy in Ankara, together with Lieutenant Colonel Dimitrios Alexandridis and Thomas Schoinas.
He also had a meeting with Professor Ioannis Gigourtsis, the new Coordinator of Expatriate Education, on the occasion of assuming his duties.