His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received Nobel Prize laureates Aaron Ciechanover, Ada E. Yonath, Dan Shechtman, John Robin Warren, Ei-ichi Negishi.
The scholars have arrived in Yerevan at the invitation of the Yerevan state Medical University within the framework fo the “Nobel Days in Armenia” event.
Greeting the Nobel Prize winners and wishing them new achievements in their scientific activity, His Holiness Karekin II said “it’s a pleasure to host renowned scholars, who have made a great contribution to the wellbeing of the mankind, at the religious center of all Armenians.”
“Emphasizing the importance of the “Nobel days” event, His Holiness noted that it’s a unique opportunity for young scholars to communicate with world-known workers of science.”
During the meeting the Catholicos spoke about the recent military actions unleashed by Azerbaijan and their disastrous consequences. He also referred to his two-day visit to Artsakh.
His Holiness called on the Nobel Prize laureates to raise their voice in support of re-establishment of peace in the Middle East and the South Caucasus. The Catholicos stressed the importance of a condemning stance of the international community for the prevention of such developments.