YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Prime Minister Andranik Margarian addressed the nation on Monday on the occasion of Armenia’s independence from the Soviet Union.
Margarian stressed that the road leading to independence and during various periods has not been an easy one–but has been paved with numerous difficulties which continue to persist–"but our unbending will and the ability to unite our efforts at crucial times for solving our national problems–and the desire to live freely in our homeland have helped us. . ."
He urged citizens to be intolerant of those forces that threaten to incite new clashes among nations and states–and pose a threat to civilized nations–in "a restless world."
He also called for uniting efforts in Armenia–Mountainous Karabagh Republic–and Diaspora–so as to withstand any and all challenges. "By strengthening our state–we pay respects to our dedicated heroes–who sacrificed their lives to pave the way for our independence," said Margarian.