On July 17 2023, a session of the Board of Trustees of Matenadaran, Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts Foundation took place. The session was held for the election of the director of Matenadaran, and three candidates participated in it: Arayik Khzmalyan, Karen Matevosyan and Artsruni Sahakyan. Artsruni Sahakyan withdrew, and the candidacies of Arayik