In a statement issued on May 9th for the 19th anniversary for the liberation of the ancient fortified citadel of Shoushi in Artsakh, the Hunchakian Party of Armenia congratulated and expressed the pride and joy that Armenians around the world sense towards this monumental event’s anniversary.
The Hunchakian party statement continued on to attests the strategic, as well as, historical importance of the liberation of Shoushi, not only as the first significant victory of the Armenian side in their endeavor towards the liberation of Artsakh, but also as a historical step for Armenians to once again, for the first time in centuries, reclaim their ancestral lands.
Yet, the statement emphasizes that “19 years have passed, and we must document that we have yet been able to transform this tremendous victory of Shoushi, into a victory of everyday life; by building and populating this once magnificent capital city and a bustling epicenter of Armenian civilization, and declaring to the rest of the world that it belongs to us.”
The Hunchakian Party, however, is confident that despite the 19 years of inertion, Armenians now have a historic opportunity to make the City of Shoushi into a city which inhabitants desire. “Shoushi can become the city of our dreams by building its infrastructure and revitalizing its urban, as well as commercial centers, to the envy of many modern cities worldwide. It is the duty of each and every one of us to support the construction of our dream city.”