Consul General Armen Baibourtian Presented Armenia’s Medal of Gratitude to Paul Krekorian


On August 19, Consul General of Armenia in Los Angeles Armen Baibourtian presented Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian with the Medal of Gratitude, one of the highest official awards of Armenia. It was awarded upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, and the presidential decree is noted by “For his years-long Armenian-focused activities and significant contribution towards strengthening and enhancing the Armenian-American friendly relations, the Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian is hereby awarded with the Medal of Gratitude of the Republic of Armenia.” Some of Councilmember Krekorian greatly contributed to the Los Angeles-Shushi Friendship City agreement adoption in 2012, recognition of the independence of the Republic of Artsakh as a sovereign state in 2013 by LA Council, and the 44-day war. LA City Councilmember Krekorian expressed gratitude for receiving the high award of the Republic of Armenia. He noted that he was only doing what he should be by fulfilling his duty and that he is ready to always stand by Armenia and Artsakh, saying “We should always be with our Homeland and cherish it.”


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