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Armenian president donates entire annual salary to charity

YEREVAN, JULY 30, ARMENPRESS. Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has donated his entire annual salary to a Gyumri-centered charity project.

According to a news release issued by the Sarkissian Administration, the President has donated his yearly income comprising nearly 23,000 dollars to the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Our Gyumri program.

“At the initiative of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, a new social [housing] project will be commenced in autumn in Gyumri. President Armen Sarkissian has donated his one-year salary – nearly 23,000 USD – to the Our Gyumri project,” reads the news release.

The President also called for a reconstruction of the second largest city of Armenia.

“Gyumri is our home, let’s rebuild [it], give life to it. This is a unique city, which has a beautiful history and good people,” Sarkissian said.

Sarkissian is actively engaged in promoting Gyumri and has paid numerous visits to the city since becoming president.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan


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