Beirut, March 26, 2007
His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX Catholicos Patriacrch of Cilicia for the Armenian Catholics addressed this letter to the President of Armenia, Sir Robert Kocharian, on the sad occasion of the sudden death of Armenia’s Prime Minister, Antranig Markarian.
To His Excellency
Sir Robert Kocharian
President of the Republic of Armenia
Late last night We were informed with great sorrow the death of Our Prime Minister, Antranig Markarian.
Our Fatherland and its beloved people will always remain grateful to Mr. Markarian, for they lost a real patriot and a very wise politician.
We express our deep condolences to you, to all the ministers and all the high ranking administrators, wishing that his memory always be kept live.
We express Our sincere condolences to his wife, children and relatives.
May God consider him among the ranks of the righteous and give solace to his family and friends.
Paternal blessings and prayers
Nerses Bedros XIX
Catholicos Patriarch of Cilicia for the Armenian Catholics