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“Armenian-Georgian relations will go strengthening ahead” - Prime Minister Pashinyan meets with Armenian community in Tbilisi


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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who is in Georgia on an official visit, visited the Khojivank pantheon, where he laid flowers at the tombs of Hovhannes Tumanyan, Raffi and Gabriel Sundukyan in tribute of their memory. Then the Prime Minister left for St. Gevorg Church in Tbilisi where he was welcomed by Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan, the Primate of Georgia Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, and numerous representatives of the Armenian community. Nikol Pashinyan laid flowers at Sayat-Nova’s tomb and lit candles. Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan delivered a prayer of praise and wished Prime Minister Pashinyan's government strength and courage.

Nikol Pashinyan thanked the Georgian Armenians for their warm welcome and noted that he was happy to see them in high spirits. “The victory that our people recorded in Yerevan is yours; you are the full beneficiary of that victory because it happened in your homeland. We have felt your support; your good wishes got through to Republic Square, and the national enthusiasm that dominates the Armenian people has been forged by each of you, your willpower, your love and solidarity. The revolution that took place in Yerevan is called revolution of love and solidarity, and today I have come here with a message of love and solidarity. I want to tell you that I love all of you, all of you together and individually.

I am proud of you, I take pride in your will, I am proud to see you proud of being Armenian, proud of seeing the good relationship between Armenia and Georgia, proud of being convinced that the relations between our countries will gradually grow deeper and stronger, Armenians shall feel better in Georgia and Georgians in Armenia.

Today, the highest value that has the Armenian and Georgian people, the statehood and independence, we will defend our sovereignty; we will defend our homeland and our people’s right to be happy.

There can be no disappointment because we have served, are serving and will serve the Armenian people. I have said and I am stating now that our greatest mission is to become powder under our people’s feet so that they could stand firm upon us and bring new victories.

The Armenian people will never be defeated, because the Armenian nation is a people of victory, the Armenian nation is a people of pride, the Armenian nation is God’s people. And long live freedom, long live Georgia, long live the Republic of Armenia, long live the Armenian-Georgian brotherhood, long live our children who are going to be 5, 10 million,” Nikol Pashinyan said.

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