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Armenian President condoles on death of Monte Melkonian’s mother

Armenian President condoles on death of Monte Melkonian’s mother

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan issued a letter of condolence over the death of national hero Monte Melkonian’s mother Zabel Melkonian.

Zabel Melkonian passed away at 92 today, December 10.

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