To celebrate new publications from Artsakh, the administration of the Hamazkayin Vahe Setian Press on June 11, 2019, held an event at the “Kermanig” Hall of the Marash Compatriotic Union in Beirut. It was Hagop Havatian, director of the press, who made the opening statement. He welcomed to Lebanon a delegation of artists from Artsakh who would be, at various events and venues, coming into contact with the Lebanese-Armenian community. He noted that Hamazkayin established an office in Artsakh two years ago, building on its longer engagement in Armenia; he said Artsakh-diaspora visits and cooperation are part of the office’s agenda, and it is beginning with Lebanon.
Mr. Havatian presented the delegation: head of the Hamazkayin office in Artsakh, Hermine Avagyan; painter and artist Liana Kocharyan; handicrafts specialist Satenig Ayelyan; Artsakh Carpet company director Sevak Khachatryan; and young singer Artur Khachents.