On 31 August a solemn awarding ceremony dedicated to the 26th anniversary of the NKR proclamation took place at the Artsakh Republic President's Residence.
The Golden Eagle Order and the highest Honorary Title of the "Hero of Artsakh" was granted to Arthur Aghabekyan.
High state awards were handed in to the Defence Army servicemen, freedom-fighters, a group of state and public figures, diplomats, philanthropists, economic, education and culture spheres representatives of Artsakh, Armenia and foreign countries.
For substantial contribution to the development of art and journalism the NKR honorary titles were conferred to a group of people.
Congratulating the attendees, President Sahakyan noted that the state always acknowledged people who have registered substantial achievements in their work and service rendered to the Motherland.
Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, National Assembly Chairman Ashot Ghoulyan, prime-minister Arayik Haroutyunyan and other officials were present at the event.