ROBERT KOCHARYAN: SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO ARTSAKHI PEOPLE CHOSE THE PATH OF INDEPENDENCE AND DEMOCRACY

armradio.am
02.09.2008 12:16

The second President of the Republic of Armenia congratulated NKR
President Bako Sahakyan on Artsakh's Independence Day. The message
states:

"Dear Mr. President, I congratulate you on the occasion of the
Independence Day of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

Seventeen years have passed from the day, when the Artsakhi people
took the path of independence and democracy. The path was hard,
passing through an imposed war and its consequences. At the fatal
moment the people of Nagorno Karabakh decisively reconfirmed their
commitment to its historic choice, the national and universal values.

With special emotions I recall the time, when we were struggling
together for the freedom of Artsakh. I wish Nagorno Karabakh to be
peaceful, secure and flourishing, for the sake of which a number of
soldiers sacrificed their lives.

Once again congratulating you on this holiday, I wish you robust health
and productive activity for the sake of wellbeing of NKR people."