On 5 March Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan partook in the events dedicated to the 55th birthday of Artsakh and Armenia hero Vazgen Sargsyan.
President Sahakyan partook in solemn meeting held in NKR Defense Army's military unit named after Vazgen Sargsyan and delivered there a speech.
In his speech the President noted that Vazgen Sargsyan stood at the origins of our national liberation movement and was among the pioneers who restored Armenian statehood, one of the founders and the first commanders of the Armenian army, being among the very few who during the lifetime was awarded by the people the honorary title of Sparapet.
The Head of the State underlined that the best way to preserve the memory of Vazgen Sargsyan is the realization of his ideas, continuous development of independent Armenian statehood and strengthening our army.
Thereupon President Sahakyan partook in an evening dedicated to the birthday of Sparapet Vazgen Sargsyan held at Stepanakert Youth and Culture Palace.
Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, speaker of the National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan, premier Ara Haroutyunyan, Vazgen Sargsyan's brother Aram Sargsyan, guests from the Republic of Armenia and other officials partook in the events.