YEREVAN (Armenpress)—Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan awarded musician Serj Tankian, who is currently in Armenia for a concert, with the Prime Minister’s Memorial Order medal.
The medal is awarded for Tankian’s contribution to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the advancement of music.
The Government’s press office reported that in meeting with Tankian, Sargsyan emphasized the legendary rock musician’s visit in the context of support and development of rock music in the Republic of Armenia. The prime minister said a rock association uniting a number of Armenian rock bands has been established in Armenia for the promotion to rock music in the country.
The “Rock against Genocide” festival to be conducted on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and with the participation of famous rock bands was also discussed touched upon. The prime minister wished Tankian success in his endeavors and future projects.