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President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan on Tuesday met with a group of European Parliament MEPs.

On the occasion of the meeting, President Sargsyan congratulated and handed high distinction state awards of the Republic of Armenia to the MEPs, the press-service of the Armenian President informed Armenian News – NEWS.am.

In particular, Vice President of the European Parliament, Vice Chair of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (PA), Richard Czarneczki, was awarded Mkhitar Gosh Medal for his significant contribution to the expansion of inter-parliamentary cooperation between Armenia and the European Union.

This award was also handed to the members of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and members of the delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Jacek Saryusz-Wolski and Knut Fleckenstein, member of the European Parliament, head of the friendship group with Artsakh in the European Parliament, Frank Engel, member of AFET, the  EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, and the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, Jaromir Štětina, for their significant contribution to the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

The member of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, Co-President of the Euronest PA, Heidi Hautala, was awarded for strengthening parliamentary cooperation between Armenia and the EU, as well as her significant contribution to the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide.   

Mkhitar Gosh Medal was also bestowed upon the Chairman of the EU-Armenia Friendship Group in the European Parliament, Eleni Rheocharous, for the development of Armenian-Cypriot friendship ties and significant contribution to the expansion of parliamentary cooperation between Armenia and EU.

The member of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, Charles Tannock was handed a Medal of Gratitude for his significant contribution to the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide. 

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