Gov. Patrick meets with Armenian PM, discusses Armenian-Massachusett

Gov. Patrick meets with Armenian Prime Minister, discusses
Armenian-Massachusetts ties

09:41 13.12.2012

Governor Deval Patrick welcomed Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran
Sargsyan to the Massachusetts State House. Prime Minister Sargsyan’s
visit to Massachusetts served as an opportunity to foster
Massachusetts’ global image in education and innovation and to
recognize and celebrate the Armenian-American population in the

Massachusetts is home to approximately 33,095 Armenian-American
residents, with Watertown having the third largest Armenian community
in the nation, according to 2010 data.

This visit was part of a growing economic relationship between
Massachusetts and Armenia. In May, Governor Patrick welcomed a
delegation of Armenian officials to Massachusetts for a ceremonial
opening of the Armenian Heritage Park. Members of the delegation
included Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian, Minister of the Diaspora
Ms. Hranush Hakobyan and Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the
US Mr. Tatoul Markarian.

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan presented Governor Patrick
with the medal of `Mkhitar Gosh,’ which is awarded for considerable
state and political-social activity, as well as significant services
in diplomacy, law and political science.