YEREVAN — President of Armenia Serge Sargisian sent a congratulatory message to editor-in-chief of Azg daily Hagop Avedikian on his 70th birthday this week.
“You are one of the distinguished representatives of modern Armenian journalism. You have made significant contributions to developing journalism in Armenia.”
The Lebanese-born Avedikian is the founding editor of Azg, which appeared in the early days of Armenia’s independence. Prior to moving to Armenia, he was the editor of Zartonk daily in Beirut.
Azg is a sister paper to the Mirror-Spectator.
On the same occasion, Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian awarded the veteran journalist a special commendation.
Avedikian was trained under the legendary editor Kersam Aharonian and succeeded him as the editor of the daily Zartonk in Beirut.