Serzh Sargsyan’s Address On The 100th Day Of Presidency

18.07.2008 18:25

"Dear compatriots,

Today is the 100th day of my presidency. Hundredth day, which is only
a symbolic occasion to sum the work done and once again set the agenda
of the priorities of the development of our state. During the passed
100 days the aim of my activity was to refer to the expectations of
hundred thousands of our compatriots, their hopes and demands, create
bases for continuing the changes which are the direct imperatives of
the further development of our state.

What I said refers to all the spheres of activity, domestic and foreign
policy, improvement of security and armed forces, the activity of the
police and the judicial system, effective economic policy including
the work of tax and customs bodies. There are spheres where we have
managed to achieve results in a short period of time. In other fields
the results will also be obvious in the near future.

I have started the implementation of my platform which has been
approved by many of you and includes the solution of important and
concrete issues. The past 100 days showed that we will implement part
of them much sooner than we expected, for the others we need longer
time, longer, but not longer than we have planned.

I do not say you must be patient, believe me, I am not patient too,
I want to see all our issues solved a day bef ore – see the positive
results of fighting against injustice, indifference, corruption
and poverty.

At the end of the 100 days of the presidency I want to apply to you
with a request – I ask each of you to answer for yourself to the
following question – what changes have been registered in our country
during this period? Ask your friend, relative and neighbor.

Unfortunately, some people speak with mistrust about the work
carried out today. With my successiveness I am going to turn their
pessimism. What happens now is not – "a month of secure traffic" or
"clean hands" events. Our work will not be limited to any "hundred
days." We will make this working style our natural norm of life.

I have always spoken with you openly and frankly, and today I expect
the same frankness from you, frankness, because we need optimism for
passing to the implementation of greater projects and programs.

Even for doing a minor work a person must be on a right mood and we,
as a society, must have relevant mood for doing our work, must be
ready and have mood for changes, assess the development pace of our
statehood, pass the whole way of curing the public – from diagnosing
to full treatment.

Always remember that you are free citizens of independent Armenia
and today we write together a new page in our history. What will be
written depends n ot only on the president but on all of us. The next
page will be written by our children and grandchildren. The pages they
will leave depend on us, on the country where they live and will live.

My wish and the aim of my activity is that they live in free Armenia,
democratic, developed and strong Armenia.

We will work together to create such Armenia."