On 9 May Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan and President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan partook at the solemn events organized in Stepanakert and Shoushi dedicated to the Victory Holiday, the Day of the Artsakh Republic Defense Army and the liberation of Shoushi.
In the Stepanakert Memorial Complex Presidents of the two Armenian states laid garland and flowers to the monument immortalizing the memory of martyrs perished in the Second World War and Artsakh liberation struggle.
Thereupon the Presidents visited the town of Shoushi where they laid garlands and flowers to the pedestal of the tank-monument and the monument of Vazgen Sargsyan. They were present at the public prayer to the glory of independent statehood held in the Shoushi Ghazanchetsots church of Christ the Savior.
On the same day Bako Sahakyan was present also at the festive concert held in the Renaissance square of the capital.
NKR second President Arkady Ghoukasyan, leadership of the Artsakh Republic, official delegation of the Republic of Armenia, representatives of the Diaspora, as well as guests from abroad partook at the festive events.