An emotional moment for Nourhan Josephovich

New Citizen of Armenia Is 105

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YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on March 6 handed an Armenian passport to Nourhan Josephovich, the 105-year old Italian citizen of Armenian descent who had applied for Armenian citizenship.

A toast to a new citizen

“I was greatly honored to grant the Republic of Armenia passport to our 105-year old compatriot Nourhan Josephovich (who was born in 1915 in Istanbul),” Pashinyan said on social media. “It was even more touching to learn that Nourhan Josephovich had made the decision on returning to Armenia for permanent residency by being inspired with the non-violent, velvet, people’s revolution,” he added, posting a photo of Josephovich kissing the new passport.

 

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