US Vice President visits Orthodox Patriarchate

Biden and his wife also visited the principal Greek Orthodox cathedral and the historic Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul

US Vice President visits Orthodox Patriarchate

World Bulletin/News Desk

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden visited the Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul Sunday.

Patriarch Bartholomew welcomed the pair and held a private meeting with the vice president.

The pair also visited The Church of St. George, a principal Greek-Orthodox cathedral.

The couple later also went to see the historic Suleymaniye Mosque in the city.

The U.S. Vice President arrived in Istanbul late Friday for official talks with Turkey’s top political figures amid difference of views over the crisis in Syria.

During his visit, Biden met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and President of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Dervis Eroglu.

He also addressed a session of the Atlantic Council’s sixth annual Energy and Economic Summit.

 

Last Mod: 23 Kasım 2014, 16:06
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