Renowned English singer Sir Elton John arrived in Armenia as part of Starkey Hearing Foundation, visited the Haig and Elza Didizian Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Yerevan with the Armenian President and Starkey Founder and CEO William Austin.
100 hearing aids were donated to children as part of the initiative. Speaking to reporters in the Yerevan My Love Foundation Office, the Armenian President said that Sir Elton John is Armenia’s friend for one simple reason, because he has many Armenian Friends, one of them being himself. “He is not only a world renowned singer but also a great intellectual who reads a lot and knows Armenia’s history very well. I remember how years ago when Catholicos Garegin I passed away, Elton wrote me a letter and we met and discussed the history of Armenian Christianity,” the President said.
Sarkissian also mentioned Elton John’s huge charitable activities in preventing HIV and helping HIV positive people in treatment.