ArmInfo."I am sure that Armenia could achieve more in the past 26 years of independence, but we were moving in the right direction. Moreover, we must catch up, "said President Serzh Sargsyan in his speech, timed to the 26th anniversary of Armenia's independence.
The President expressed confidence in the possibility of realizing the existing plans, intentions and hopes. "I believe in a more peaceful and prosperous future for our country and for all of humanity," Sargsyan assured with optimism. According to him, tension is really great in today's world. "Almost everyone, including, in front of us - a lot of serious challenges. But there are problems for that, to solve them, and not to despair, "Sargsyan said, stressing that the people of Armenia continue to work to increase their defenses and their well-being.
He also expressed confidence that tomorrow's Armenia will face the world as a rapidly developing country and an information society equipped with advanced technologies. "The new scientific and technological revolution taking place today in the world is an ally of the Armenian people. This powerful ally changes and will still change almost all our ideas about resources, be it natural, human, financial or other resources. New technologies enable individuals and peoples with scarce resources to achieve incomparably abundant results. It is a gift of fate for Armenia with its modest resources, and we have no right not to take this opportunity. In those industries where we are not yet fully ripe, we must educate, learn and grow, move ahead of schedule. Our goal is clear - all spheres of economic and social life should follow the path of countries that have achieved success, "the statement said.
However, he stressed, one should not expect that economic development alone will solve all our problems. "In the modern world, migration flows have increased dramatically. I also addressed this topic the other day, during the Armenia-Diaspora Forum. The causes of these flows are numerous and varied. In fact, we are painfully aware of the outflow of population, and this is correct. In our case, this is a matter of national security. We set the goal - to bring the population of Armenia to 4 million. Considerable measures are envisaged both in terms of increasing natural population growth and in terms of organizing immigration, "the head of state assured. Speaking about security issues, Sargsyan stressed that the past 26 years have unequivocally shown that the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh are viable and defensive, that the stories about blockade Armenia are doomed to failure are useless, and that oil and gas Azerbaijan will certainly achieve great success.
"Moreover, we were tried to assure that the economic successes of Azerbaijan will become the guarantee of the destruction of Artsakh and Armenia. Reality is the most cruel, but fair enemy of propaganda and political myths. And reality is two free and developing, day by day fortifying and prosperous Armenian state, "he stressed. According to the president, security issues in the current conditions are related to all spheres of the country's life. "There are no trifles or minor problems here," he summed up.
ArmInfo.President of the United States of America Donald Trump sent a congratulatory message to his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Armenia.
ArmInfo.President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan on the Independence Day of RA. In the message of the head of the Russian Federation, in particular, it says: "Dear Serge Azatovich, I wholeheartedly congratulate you on Independence Day