Solemn ceremonies dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Artsakh Republic’s proclamation
On September 2 President Bako Sahakyan partook at the solemn ceremonies dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Artsakh Republic's proclamation. Head of state together with President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia, Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II, ex-presidents of Armenia and NKR Robert Kocharyan and Arkady Ghoukasyan visited Stepanakert Memorial Complex and laid wreaths on the tombs of freedom fighters who perished for the independence and liberty of Artsakh and the first speaker of the National Assembly Arthur Mkrtchyan. The President also partook at the solemn ceremony held in the evening on the capital's stadium and delivered there a congratulatory speech. Head of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, speaker of the National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan, prime-minister Ara Haroutyunyan, high-ranking officials from Armenia and Artsakh, guests from Diaspora and abroad were present at the event.