French-Armenian politician Astrid Panosyan has received France’s National Order of Merit – the second highest national order after the Legion of Honor in the country – from President Emmanuel Macron, Armenian ambassador to Paris Hasmik Tolmajian said in a Facebook post on Tuesday, September 8.
“A well-deserved honor for this woman of conviction and heart!” Tolmajian wrote in a tweet about the event in.
Panosyan, who is also an entrepreneur, is the co-founder and member of the executive board of the political party En Marche!, founded by Macron in 2016.
She is also the Chief Resources Officer at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE, a European commercial real estate company headquartered in Paris.
The order is usually awarded for “distinguished services, acts of dedication, bravery, generosity, real merits or a measurable commitment to the service to others or to France”.