Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East "John X Yazigi" highlighted the importance of holding an honest unconditional Syrian-Syrian dialogue as to put an end to the suffering of the Syrian people and preserve security and stability in Syria and Lebanon.
During his visit Sunday to the Patriarchate of Moscow and all Russia at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Patriarch Yazigi hoped that peace and stability will be restored to Syria and Lebanon will be preserved.
He expressed gratitude for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Russian people for what they have provided at the interests of peoples and peace, stressing that the flow of humanitarian aid from Russia is an honest proof on the deep fraternity relations.
Earlier, the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) held a joint prayer for peace in Syria, Russia and the world, headed by patriarchs Yazigi and Kirill.
Patriarch Kirill said that Syria, the homeland of saints, is suffering from bloodshed, expressing the solidarity of the Russian people with the Syria people.
In a related context, patriarchs Yazigi and Kirill held a discussion session in which they stressed that the Russian Orthodox Church is working in international arenas as to explain the stances of Russia in solidarity with the Syrian people.
Patriarch Yazigi is making a unique five-day visit to Russia and is due to meet with many Russian official, parliamentary and religious institutions and figures.
Earlier in a statement at Beirut Airport, Yazigi said that he is on his way to Russia to discuss the situation and developments in the region, particularly Syria, hoping that the Geneva-2 conference would help reach a solution that alleviates the suffering of the Syrian people and would have positive impact on the region in general.