STEPANAKERT — On December 10 Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) President Bako Sahakyan sent a congratulatory address in connection with the Day of NKR State Independence Referendum and Constitution. In the address disseminated by his press office, the Karabakh leader states:
On behalf of the Artsakh authorities and personally myself I cordially congratulate you on the Day of the NKR State Independence Referendum and Constitution, a holiday, which has a unique place in the life of our nation
December 10 is significant for the Artsakh people due to important state events, which have been serving as a basis and guideline for our further development. In 1991 Artsakh chose once and for all the path of building an independent democratic state and 15 years later reconfirmed and fixed that historic decision with its firm affirmative for the basic state law – the Constitution.
Being committed to democratic norms and principles requirements, guided by universal principles and values, the core of which is the human being with his rights and freedom, we passed a complicated and difficult way and registered tangible success.
However, we still have much to do in this direction. Supremacy and equal protection of law must become a way of life for our society, a mandatory condition in everybody’s work and daily life. Only in this way can we build a powerful and developed country.
Dear Artsakh people,
I congratulate all of us on this double holiday and wish peace, robust health and all the best.”