On 20th August 2004, a Press Release of the Communication and Information Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia reports that His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia, has recently welcomed a Delegation of Qatari Armenians visiting Antelias.
The Delegations was headed by the Chairman of the newly appointed National Assembly of Qatar Arsen Halladjian.
During the meeting the delegates informed Aram I on their activities in organizing the Qatari Armenian Community and the undergoing preparations for the forthcoming visit of the Catholicos to Doha next November.
It should be mentioned that the Qatari Armenian National Assembly was formed during the visit of the Catholicosal Vicar Archbishop Gorun Babian to Doha (April 2004). The Center of the Armenian Church in the Gulf Area is located in the Kuwait city.