President’s Message in Connection With his 100 Days Term of Office


Hayots Ashkhar Daily
Published on July 19, 2008

Dear Compatriots,

Today is the 100th -day of my activity in the position of the President
of the Republic of Armenia. Hundred days, which is a symbolic chance to
sum up the works done, and to highlight over again the agenda of the
priorities for the development of our country. The previous 100 days
were aimed at touching upon the expectations, hopes and demands of
thousands of our citizens. To create grounds for the continuation of
those changes, which are the direct imperatives of the country’s future

The conversation is about all the spheres of activity: internal and
foreign policy, the perfection of the security and armed forces, the
police and the judicial system, productive economic policy, including
tax and customs service. There are spheres, where, in a short period of
time, we managed to record success. In all the other spheres the
results will very soon be visible.

I have started to put into operation my program which most of you have
approved, which includes settlement of many concrete and important
issues. The previous 100 days showed that we will manage to solve most
of them much earlier than we expected and we will need a long period of
time to settle some of them, a long period, but not more than we have20

Believe me I’m not saying that you must wait, because even I can’t
wait. I want to see all the problems solved as soon as possible. I want
to see the positive results of the struggle against injustice,
indifference and poverty.

At the end of the 100 days of my term of office I would like to appeal
to you to answer to one question: `What changes have you noticed during
this period of time?’

Unfortunately some people are very pessimistic about the changes made
in the country. With my consistence I’m trying to change their
pessimism. Our work won’t be limited to 100 days. This working style
will turn into a norm.

Dear compatriots,

I have always been in touch with you, openly and sincerely. And today
I’m as sincere as usual. But we need to be optimistic to realize our

Even when you do a small job you must be well disposed. As a society we
must try to realize big programs, make big changes, and appreciate our
country’s development process.

You must remember that you are the citizens of independent Armenia and
today we are writing the new page of our history. And the history
doesn’t depend on the President only. Our children and grandchildren
will also participate in it.

My desire and goal is to see them living in free, democratic, and
developed Armenia.

We will create that Armenia together.’