Today the Nagorno Karabakh Republic celebrates the 22nd anniversary of proclamation of independence. NKR President Bako Sahakyan has issued an address on the occasion of the Day of the Artsakh Republic:
On behalf of the NKR authorities and on my own behalf, I cordially congratulate you on the Day of the Artsakh Republic.
This is a magnificent state holiday, which we traditionally celebrate with deep pride and responsibility. We’re proud of the heroic people who gained freedom and independence through the blood of their brave sons and nowadays keep carving their own future. We feel responsibility for strengthening the statehood created through great sacrifices, developing the native land, and leaving a strong and prosperous homeland for the generations to come.
We are full of determination and perseverance to solve together all these issues successfully, to settle them with daily painstaking work, with the active support of our sisters and brothers from Armenia and the Diaspora.
On this festive day I once again congratulate our entire nation and wish it peace, robust health and all the best, strength and prosperity to the Artsakh Republic.”