President Vahagn Khachaturyan granted a high state award to Apostolic Nuncio Jose Avelino Bettencourt
By the decree of the President, Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Jose Avelino Bettencourt was awarded with the Medal of Gratitude for establishing, strengthening and developing friendly relations with the Republic of Armenia and for his significant contribution to preserving universal values.
Today, President Vahagn Khachaturyan granted that award to Jose Avelino Bettencourt.
President Khachaturyan noted, that he is very glad to grant this State award, which expresses Jose Avelino Bettencourt’s contribution to strengthening and developing friendly relations between Armenia and the Holy See. “I am sure that nothing will hinder the development of the relations between Armenia and the Holy See, as it is guaranteed at the highest level, with the participation of people like you”, said President Khachaturyan, congratulating and wishing success to the Apostolic Nuncio to Armenia.
Jose Avelino Bettencourt expressed his gratitude for the appreciation and noted that it was a great honor for him to receive such an award from the president of the first Christian country in the world.