Sarkisian Given Peace Award for Olive Branch to Turkey

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has been given a peace award for inviting his Turkish counterpart to Yerevan in October to watch a soccer match that has set into motion negotiations for a normalization of relations between the two countries.

The “Peace and Sport Image of the Year 2008” award was awarded to Sarkisian by the Monaco based Peace and Sport NGO.

Prince of Monaco, Albert II, gave the award on Thursday to Armenia’s Sport and Youth Affairs Minister, Armen Grigornian, during an international conference titled, “Peace and Sport 2008.”


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