Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed the guest, congratulating him on his appointment as head of the British diplomacy in Moscow. He also expressed hope for continuation of cooperation between the British embassy and the Russian Orthodox Church. In the course of the talk, the DECR chairman spoke about the church-state relations in Russia today and interreligious dialogue.
They discussed a number of matters concerning inter-Christian cooperation as well as the problem of disastrous situation of the Christians population in the Middle East.
In conclusion of the talk, Metropolitan Hilarion presented the diplomat with a token of the meeting.