Congratulatory Message by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia on the Day of Proclamation of the Republic of Artsakh
Proud citizens of the Republic of Artsakh,
Congratulations on the Day of Proclamation of the Republic of Artsakh!
This day is historic for all of us in Armenia, Artsakh, in the Diaspora and for all Armenians. This day 28 years ago Artsakh was proclaimed a republic, de facto becoming independent from Soviet Azerbaijan and choosing the path of building an independent statehood, which was full of challenges, achievements and losses, wars and victories.
The Artsakh liberation war is one of the brightest chapters in the history of the Armenian people and the embodiment of our collective pride. 28 years have passed since that historical day: today free and independent Artsakh is a developed political and historical reality.
Unity is the key to our victories, our cohesive and unshakable will in quest of freedom, for the sake of independence, and on our way to preserving and developing our national identity. That is how our nationwide victories were achieved. The Velvet Revolution was another embodiment of such a nationwide unity, having at its heart our struggle for a free, democratic and developing homeland. The Velvet Revolution’s values are pan-Armenian values; they will continue to take root among all Armenians in Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora.
The security of Armenia and Artsakh is our top priority. The fate of Artsakh is the focus of attention of all Armenians, and we will pursue our efforts to safeguard the results of the Artsakh Liberation War for self-determination and security of the people of Artsakh, as well as to achieve a peaceful and just solution to the problem.
I once again congratulate all of us on the occasion of Artsakh Republic Day.
Glory and honor to our heroes who did not spare their life and will not spare it for Artsakh! Glory to the heroic people of Artsakh! Glory to the united and victorious Armenian people!