CONGRATULATORY ADDRESS OF NKR PRESIDENT
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Congratulatory Address of NKR President Bako Sahakyan in Connection
with the Day of NKR State Independence Referendum and Constitution
In the modern history of Artsakh December 10 twice proved to be
pivotal. In 1991 on this day the Artsakh Armenians expressed their
unified will and confirmed the dedication of creating an independent
statehood. On the same day of 2006 again through the nation-wide
referendum the basic law of our state, the Constitution, was adopted
registering another great victory of our state, which succeeded in
defending its independence and freedom and was firmly staying on the
path of democracy.
December 10 is also celebrated as International Human Rights Day. This
fact is symbolic for itself as the Artsakh movement, the birth and
the very existence of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic are the integral
parts of human rights, the reflection of the basic universal rights
of equality and self-determination of nations.
The people and authorities of Artsakh are adherent to the principles
that the December 10 twin holiday has entrusted with us. For us the
powerful, independent, sovereign, democratic and legal state is an
exclusive value that has no alternative.
I congratulate our entire people on this crucial holiday and wish
peace, robust health and all the best.
December 10, 2009.