On behalf of the Artsakh Republic authorities and personally I cordially congratulate all of you on the Day of the First Armenian Republic.
The Armenian people are among the world's most ancient civilizations with a rich traversed path that still exist. Our people have passed this way full of difficulties and challenges with flying colors, keeping alive their language and culture, national dignity and traditions, and most significantly, the centuries-old vision of restoring the independent statehood.
This vision became reality in 1918 with the formation of the First Armenian Republic when the Armenians once again felt confident in their strength and stood for their Fatherland. Our heroic ancestors having forged victories in Sardarapat, Bash-Aparan and Gharakilisa had already been paving the ways for our future achievements.
Guided by the ideology of brave sons of Armenia and inheriting the helm we were able to gain victory in the Artsakh liberation struggle and revive the independent Armenian statehood.
Today there are two Armenian states and the Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora unshakable trinity, which is key pledge of all our success. Drawing the moral of the past the Armenian people must continue their path towards the bright and radiant future in the same unified and consolidated manner.
I once again congratulate all of us on this great holiday and wish peace, robust health and all the best.
Stepanakert, May 28, 2015.