PRESIDENT SERGE SARGSYAN'S CONGRATULATORY ADDRESS ON THE OCCASION OF THE INDEPENDENCE DAY OF THE NAGORNO KARABAKH REPUBLIC

Hayots Ashkhar Daily
02 Sep 2008
Armenia

I congratulate you on the occasion of the Independence Day.

The past 17 years came to prove that the choice of the people of
Artsakh was the only right way in the existing situation. For us,
that choice is historical, sacred and irreversible. Today is the
holiday of all of us, including those who became immortalized with
their feats for the sake of the liberated and dignified motherland.

Dear people of Artsakh,

You stood the test of both war and peace with dignity, and today,
you have devoted yourselves to the task of building and protecting
the free country.

You have devoted yourselves to this task in order to improve your
activities in the state government, social and economic spheres and
change your lives for the better. And I am sure that you will be able
to solve the existing problems and resist all the future challenges
with the help of Armenia and the whole Armenian people.

Congratulating you once again on this nice holiday, I wish you a
serene sky and sustainable progress.