ANTELIAS–Lebanon–A delegation headed by Armenia’s ambassador to Lebanon Armen Navasardian met with His Holiness Aram I–Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia and presented him with the coveted "David the Invincible" Medal. Vasken I and Karekin I are former recipients of this medal.
Accompanying Navasardian were National Academy board members professors Gevork Broudian and Hratch Mirzoyan.
The visitors praised His Holiness for his contributions to the advancement of Armenia academia–while Aram I praised the Yerevan University’s philosophy department for its continued commitment to higher education.
Accompanying the Catholicos were archbishops Ardak Manougian–Ardavazd Trtrian–Vartan Demirdjian and Goriun Babian–Bishop Sebouh Sarkissian–Right Rev. Nareg Alemezian and philosophy professor at the American University of Beirut Dr. Seta Dadoyan.