YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–On September 20–President Robert Kocharian signed a decree awarding medals as part of the celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of Armenia’s Independence. The Presidents Press office sent out a press release stating all the individuals who were awarded Mkhitar Gosh medals:
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Vardan Oskanian;
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Kingdom of Belgium Vigen Chitechian;
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of France Edward Nalbandian; and
Diasporan lawyer Arman Arabian.