Respected participants of the conference,
I welcome cordially all the participants and guests of the all-Armenian conference "Armenian is in my Heart".
The organization of such an event is important and demanded and I would like to express my gratitude to the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Diaspora for the implementation of this initiative.
The most reliable guarantee for the existence and natural development of the Armenian nation is its strong and independent statehood. The basis of our independent statehood is the Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora unshakable trinity and its ongoing reinforcement. Within this context the implementation of a unified and coordinated policy on the crucial nationwide issues becomes an imperative. The international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, the fair settlement of Artsakh issue and the maintenance of the Armenian identity in the Diaspora are these very super tasks.
The inclusion of these issues and a number of related problems into the conference's agenda is very important. It is doubly praiseworthy that this is a youth event. Such an approach makes it possible to organize the activities with a long-term perspective.
I am confident that the conference will successfully realize its tasks and will contribute to strengthening ties between Armenian young people in different parts of the world.
I wish the participants of the conference success and productive work.
Stepanakert,April 22, 2013.