On December 16, 2019, His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate, accompanied by Rev. Fr. David Margaryan, Parish Priest of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral of Montreal and Levon Isakhanyan, Diocesan Chancellor, attended a reception in honour of Mrs. Alison LeClaire, Ambassador Designate of Canada to Armenia, with residence in Moscow, hosted by Her Excellency Anahit Harutyunyan, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Canada at the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia.

The event was attended by a number of officials from the Global Affairs Canada, the Russian Ambassador to Canada Alexander Darchiev, as well as numerous representatives of the Canadian Armenian community.

Primate Hovakimyan offered his blessings to the Ambassador Designate LeClaire and wished her successful accomplishment of her mission for the benefit of two nations.