GLENDALE, CA — The Republic of Armenia Consul General Sergey Sarkisov, on Saturday, February 28, presented Assemblymember Mike Gatto the “Mkhitar Gosh” medal bestowed to the Assemblymember by the President of Armenia in recognition of his contributions to strengthening U.S.-Armenia relations and many years of dedicated service on behalf of the Armenian-American community.

Consul General Sarkisov conveyed his appreciation to the Assemblymember’s work towards issues important to Armenia, Artsakh and Southern California’s Armenian American community. Highlighting the various legislative accomplishments of the Assemblymember, the Consul General emphasized AJR 32, which passed both houses of the State legislature making California the most populous governmental entity to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh’s independence.

“I will continue my efforts in California State Assembly, so that the Armenians of Armenia and Artsakh could know they have good friends in California”, said California State Assemblymenber Gatto upon receiving the medal.

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