On December 31 NKR President Bako Sahakyan visited Martakert regional center and partook in a ceremony of igniting a symbolic flare in connection with putting in commission high pressure main gas pipeline.
The Head of the State underlined the importance of gasification of the Martakert region considering it a solid basis for a steady growth.
Thereafter the President participated in a ceremony of reopening in the town of Martakert a memorial of active participant of the Second World War, hero of the Soviet Union Temik Avtandilyan. The memorial was destroyed during Azerbaijani occupation of Martakert during the Artsakh war.
Later on Bako Sahakyan visited parents of active participant of the Artsakh war, famous commander Vladimir Balayana and congratulated them on teh coming New Year and Christmas.
On the same day the supreme commander-in-chief visited the front line of the line of contact between Nagorno Karabagh and Azerbaijan armed forces and congratulated the servicemen on the New Year and Christmas.
NKR premier Ara Haroutyunyan, defense minister Movses Hakobyan and other officials were accompanying the Head of the State.