I greet you–dear compatriots–and taking advantage of this opportunity I’d like to offer well wishes to us all on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the national liberation struggle of Karabakh.
We have had the opportunity to personally meet with you and be honored by your warm reception–in exchanging honest thoughts regarding the present situation and hopeful future of Karabakh.
During the worst period of the war–we witnessed a unified Diaspora in support of the people of Karabakh–and the entire Armenian nation’s fight for the just cause of Karabakh.
Today–Karabakh is victorious and that victory was achieved through the efforts of the entire Armenian nation. For seven years–Nagorno-Karabakh has been building its statehood–democratically electing its government–solving economic and societal issues–creating democratic institutions–and preserving its safety through military–political and economic means.
Today–the harsh days of war are behind us–and it is our responsibility to fight for peace and morality–and the restoring of the just rights of the Armenian people–with the same determination.
Today–the entire Armenian nation is marking the tenth anniversary of the Karabakh movement–people it understands that the Karabakh cause is the cause of all Armenia’s.
Our strength lies in our unity which is the guarantor of our victory. In today’s difficult and complex reality we are already victorious–because we have worked together. More difficult days await us–however–together–with pride–we achieve our goals.
I remain assured that we will pass through this phase with pride–as well.
Once again I offer my best wishes to all of us on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the national liberation struggle for Karabakh. Arkady Ghoukassian President of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh