On August 26 Bako Sahakyan partook at the solemn ceremony of meeting the crew of the sailing-vessel "Armenia" which completed the round-the-world voyage. The ceremony took place at the Stepanakert Veratsnund (Revival)square.
The head of "Mesrop Mashtots" expedition Zori Balayan handed to the President the NKR flag, which accompanied them during the navigation.
The Head of the State congratulated the attendees on the successful completion of the voyage, underlining that the expedition which lasted more than two years is an important victory and achievement for our nation. Bako Sahakyan noted that the whole Artsakh was attentively watching the navigation and filled with pride for its every success.
President Sahakyan qualified the voyage of "Armenia" as a pilgrimage, since having been to different parts of the Diaspora it passed a powerful charge of patriotism on our compatriots and established a unique connection between different parts of the Armenian nation.
After the ceremony a separate meeting between President Sahakyan and the crew of the sailing-vessel took place. Head of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan partook at the meeting.