On 20 October President of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Bako Sahakyan signed NKR law on introducing amendments to the "NKR Law on Administrative Territorial Division".
On the same day the President also signed decrees on awarding.
For high professionalism and contribution to the development or art creative director and chief conductor of the Artsakh State Chamber Orchestra Gevorg Mouradyan was awarded the honorary title of the Honored Artist of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic.
For substantial philanthropist activity the "Gratitude" medal was awarded to Emanuel Delabarre (Paris, France), posthumously, and Michel Pazoumyan, deputy head of the "Hayastan" All-Armenian Fund's French branch, specialist of territorial development.
For services provided to the development of medicine and health care system in the Nagorno Karabagh Republic the "Gratitude" medal was awarded to Hayrapet Galstyan, head of the National Neoplasm Center of the Armenian ministry of health, chief oncologist of the Republic of Armenia.