ANC Australia Awarded Artsakh Gratitude Medal

Tuesday, 20 September 2016
On September 19 President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan awarded the Armenian National Committee of Australia the nation's 'Gratitude' medal for its contributions to the recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

ANC Australia Honorary Chairman, Greg Soghomonian received the award in person from President Sahakyan, during a meeting in Stepanakert where the latest developments in Artsakh were discussed.

"I feel tremendously honoured and humbled to accept this on behalf of the Armenian National Committee of Australia," Soghomonian said. "Serving Hai Tad is the true honour of our ANC chapters around the world, and awards and medals are never expected to be part of that honour."

Soghomonian added: "Of course, we appreciate being recognised by the President of Artsakh, and I pledged to him that we will continue do our bit to ensure the rights to self-determination for the Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh are recognised and respected."

The Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic in Australia joins in expressing its gratitude for ANC Australia's work in achieving recognition for Artsakh and congratulates it on the receipt of this award.