American reality television star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West met for a meal with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday evening during the superstars' whirlwind visit to the region.
"We raised a toast to Jerusalem," Barak recounted of his encounter with the celebrities at a local restaurant.
The mayor added that during the meeting, he asked the Hollywood-based crew "to be ambassadors of Jerusalem and to spread the message around the world that Jerusalem is open and everyone is wanted here."
In a quick visit to Jerusalem, the famous couple had their toddler daughter, North West, baptized at a 12th century Armenian church in the old walled city.
Dozens of fans mobbed an SUV that took the couple, their 22-month-old child and Kardashian's sister Khloe to the church, the girl and her father decked out in holy white and Kardashian in a long crinkle pleated beige and peach colored outfit.
The celebrities flew to Israel after a five-day visit to Armenia, homeland of Kardashian's ancestors, where on Friday she placed flowers in Yerevan at a memorial to mass killings of Armenians by forces of the Ottoman empire, which began in 1915.
Kardashian, West, their daughter and Kardashian's sister Khole had just visited Armenia
, her family's homeland.
Media reports said the group was expected to head on to Jordan after the baptism in St. James Cathedral in east Jerusalem, a church decorated with blue and white tiles made by Armenian artists in the 18th century.