To the family of Artsakh movement veteran,
honored citizen of Stepanakert
We learned with deep sorrow and pain about the death of deserved son of our nation Vigen Hayrapetyan.
Vigen Hayrapetyan enjoyed great respect both in Artsakh, Armenia and the Diaspora. He had a great contribution in the establishment of the Artsakh Republic, being among the pioneers of the Karabagh Liberation Movement. He chaired the February 20, 1988 historical session of Nagorno Karabagh People's Deputies and read out the September 2, 1991 NKR Proclamation's Declaration.
The contribution of Mr. Hayrapetyan in the development of education is invaluable too. He educated and brought up a number of generations, fostering love for knowledge and the Motherland.
The state estimates high the contribution of Vigen Hayrapetyan, awarding him with the "Grigor Lusavorich" order, various medals, state awards as well as the honorary title of Honored Pedagogue of the NKR.
On behalf of the people, authorities of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic and myself I express my deepest condolences and support to all the relatives and friends of the deceased. In this time of sorrow we are with You and share with You the pain of the irretrievable loss.
The bright memory of Vigen Hayrapetyan will always remain alive in our hearts.