Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received world-renowned opera star Montserrat Caballe.
President Sargsyan thanked her for overcoming all the difficulties and conducting a visit Armenia and Artsakh, thus doing a just and great work.
President Serzh Sargsyan gave Caballe on Order of Honor – the highest state award of the Republic of Armenia – for her merit in world music.
The world-famous Spanish soprano thanked for the award, which she described as a sign of warmth and love. She spoke with great reverence and love about Armenia and its people.
“Armenia is an island of peace and love. You have a wonderful country and people with strong spirits. I will have unforgettable impressions when I leave Armenia and I am sure that my visit will be continued,” the singer said as she received the honor.