On 1 September a festive reception devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Artsakh Republic proclamation was held in the name of President Bako Sahakyan.
In his speech Bako Sahakyan mentioned that the proclamation of the Artsakh Republic was a significant and crucial event that opened a new and glorious page in the history of our people.
"The formation of the Artsakh Republic is the joint achievement of the whole Armenian nation, one of its greatest victories. Its independence and security are exclusive values that are not subject to any speculation. There is no return to the past for us. Any such attempt is pregnant with unpredictable consequences and is doomed to failure. We are looking towards the future that will undoubtedly be bright for our people and state", underlined Artsakh Republic President in his speech.
President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, NKR second President Arkady Ghoukasyan, primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, NKR National Assembly chairman Ashot Ghoulyan, prime-minister Arayik Haroutyunyan, high-ranking officials from Artsakh and Armenia, Diaspora representatives and guests from abroad partook at the reception.