Festive events dedicated to the 21st anniversary of Berdzor’s liberation
On 18 May Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan partook in festive events dedicated to the 21st anniversary of the liberation of the Berdzor town. The Head of the State laid garland at the memorial perpetuating the memory of perished during the Artsakh Liberation War freedom fighters and handed in state awards and valuable gifts to a group of individuals. In his speech President Sahakyan characterized the liberation of Berdzor as an important military, political and psychological victory that ended the seven decade long blockade of Artsakh, adding that without this it would be impossible to protect the independence and freedom of our Motherland, and create firm basis for its reliable development and continuous strengthening. The Head of the State underlined that the development of the Kashatagh region would remain at the authorities' spotlight and a number of major projects would be implemented there in the coming years. Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, premier Ara Haroutyunyan, other officials, a group of deputies from the Armenian National Assembly, the heads of Syunik and Vayots Dzor regions of the Republic of Armenia, guests from Armenia and the Diaspora partook in the events.