Yervant Zorian, AGBU Central Board member; Gabriel Chemberjian, Honorary President of the Pyunik Foundation; Hranush Hakobyan, Minister of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia; Arkadi Ghukasyan, former president of Nagorno-Karabakh; Angèle Sinanian; Sinan Sinanian, vice president of AGBU; Vera Setrakian; Berge Setrakian, president of AGBU; Serzh Sargsyan, president of the Republic of Armenia; Vahe Karapetian, Armenian American benefactor; Veronique Karapetian; Ani Yacoubian; Karnig Yacoubian, AGBU Council of Trustees member; and Vasken Yacoubian, AGBU Central Board member.
bestowed on Vahe Karapetian the title of AGBU Benefactor Member and presented him with the AGBU Gold Medal in appreciation of his
In attendance at the ceremony was the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, Minister of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia Hranush Hakobyan, Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan, AGBU President Berge Setrakian, Armenian American philanthropist Vahe Karapetian, AGBU Council of Trustees member Karnig Yacoubian and AGBU Central Board members Sinan Sinanian, Vasken Yacoubian and Yervant Zorian, as well as more than 200 guests.
To serve this purpose, we intend to hold various educational, cultural and networking initiatives inside the walls of this center," said Mr. Setrakian
Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan, primate of the Tavush Diocese
, opened the event by delivering a blessing by His
Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians.
then bestowed on Vahe Karapetian the title of AGBU Benefactor Member and presented him with an AGBU Gold Medal in appreciation of his
benevolence: "I have never been an AGBU member, but the organization has always been very close to my heart.
Accompanied by Mr. Setrakian, Mr. Karapetian, Mr. Yacoubian and others, President Sargsyan toured the center, became acquainted with the facilities as well as the programs to be implemented at the center.
President Berge Setrakian's Year-End Greeting