04, 2019

President Armen Sarkissian and President Bako Sahakian visited Talish: I have come to bow to you and to tell that I am proud of you

President Armen Sarkissian, who is in Artsakh on a working visit, together with Bako Sahakian visited Talish village in Martakert region. The Presidents of two Armenian states laid a wreath to the memorial of the heroes, who fell during the April, 2016 war unleased by the foe and sons of the Armenian nation, who sacrificed their lives in Artsakh war, and paid tribute to their memory.

Later, Presidents of Armenia and Artsakh met with the servicemen and freedom fighters - participants of the April, 2016 war.

President of Artsakh Bako Sahakian welcomed the wish and decision of the President of Armenia to visit Talish.

The President of Artsakh told President Sarkissian about the program of reconstruction of Talish and noted that large-scale works were underway.

Addressing his words of gratitude to the participants of the military actions in April of 2016 for their dedication to the duty before the Fatherland, for fulfilling it diligently and selflessly, President Armen Sarkissian said, “I have come to bow to you and to tell that I am proud of you, I am proud that the troops of the victorious Army are sitting right in front of me.” President Armen Sarkissian thanked them and said, “Today it’s not only about me speaking and you listening. I have come to see, to feel, and also to listen to you. Words of troops, officers, who were on the frontline, are very important for me.”

A cordial and sincere conversation was held in a warm atmosphere. Discussed were issues related to the April, 2016 military actions, ensuing events, and accomplished works. President Armen Sarkissian viewed the heroic deeds of the young men, who sacrificed their life and health, demonstrated valor and courage, as a brilliant example of patriotism for the current and future generations.

Along with the courage of the young men, President Sarkissian stressed the importance of their experience and noted that in any area, including military, there are things to learn every day. “There is no doubt that the April War was a great experience. Nobody can assess it better than you – soldiers and officers,” the President of Armenia said and recalled that in those days in the Armenian circle in different countries there was a kind of awakening; people, mostly young people, wanted to come to the Fatherland, to defend its borders, the others were thinking how to help Armenia and Artsakh.

“Wars are won not only with arms but also with spirit. When the spirit is strong, it is unbreakable,”
President Armen Sarkissian said.

He also noted with pride that he feels our pan-national presence in Talish. “Here you have structures built by the AGBU, Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, multiple benefactors. Talish belongs not only to its residents. Talish belongs to all of us, to the entire Armenian nation,” President Sarkissian said.

The President of Armenia handed gifts to the servicemen and freedom fighters – participants of the April War and thanked them for their outstanding service, patriotism, and dedication.


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