HADRUT, Artsakh – The members of the Diocesan Council of Cairo, Egypt, traveled to Armenia and then to Artsakh, where they participated, with the blessings of the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, in the opening ceremonies of the delivery ward of the chief hospital of the city of Hadrut. This hospital section was completely renovated and supplied with medical equipment.
Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan participated in the ceremony and stressed that the modernization and expansion of the network of health establishments has a strategic significance for the provinces. Consequently, work in this vein will continue, he said. He declared his gratitude to the Armenian Diocese of Egypt for bringing to life this project.
Archbishop Ashod Mnatsaganyan, Primate of the Egyptian Diocese, spoke words of greeting and thanks. He announced that this was the first major initiative of the Diocese in Cairo to help the homeland and its population. He said that such efforts henceforth will be ongoing, and will include settlements near the border.