ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan began his speech on the Renaissance square in Stepanakert with the chanting of the "Union" appeal, which was well known during the Karabakh movement in 1988, then he called to honor the memory of everyone who gave their lives for the freedom of Artsakh with a minute of silence. Pashinyan continued his speech with the reading of his poem - "Soldier on plain."
Then, the head of the Armenian government, addressing all the participants of the 7th Pan-Armenian Summer Games, stated that this event not only allowed to organize this unprecedented event, send an important message to all Armenians on the organization of a number of issues related to the future existence and development of Armenia and Artsakh, and important for the future. "Now a lot is being said that the velvet revolution of spring 2018 in Armenia established new realities in Armenia, which should have a positive impact on both Armenia and Artsakh and the Diaspora. To find an organic answer to this question, it is necessary to understand what happened in our country in the spring of last year, "the Prime Minister said, while assuring that the velvet revolution did not lead to socio-economic upheaval of the country. At the same time, he also recalled the role that the Armenian people are endowed with the Constitution, according to which it is the Armenian people who decide their own fate and future. Pointing out that the velvet revolution consolidated Armenians around the world, Pashinyan noted the important role of Artsakh in this matter. According to him, if usually Armenia was the rear for Artsakh, then in the spring of last year, while maintaining stability on the front lines, Nagorno-Karabakh ensured a secure rear of Armenia, giving it strength, strength and confidence. "Any instability on the front line would have turned everything upside down. We bow our heads in front of you," he said.
According to the Prime Minister of Armenia, when the Pan-Armenian Revolution is said, it is understood that it took place not only in Armenia, but also in Artsakh and the diaspora around the world. According to him, the revolution began last year, but it did not end, and it continues in Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora, and for its successful implementation it is necessary to change the thinking, to abandon the former, ossified ones.
The Prime Minister of Armenia also pointed out the importance of not thinking about separating each other into Armenians of Artsakh, either from Gyumri or Diaspora, and the importance of moving towards the realization of national goals to completely eliminate the separation barriers between the homeland and the Diaspora. "We must unite efforts to solve one task - to develop Armenia and Artsakh in every sense, as the successes of Armenia and NKR will make the diaspora stronger, will contribute to repatriation," he said, recalling the many years of evil in the form of migration, from which for years, Armenia fought unsuccessfully.
According to him, not only Armenia, but also the Diaspora is facing emigration, and the reason for this is isolation from the Motherland. Pashinyan sees the solution to the problem in being Armenian again fashionable, interesting and attractive. "The development of Armenia and Artsakh as a strong competitive country should be a powerful incentive for repatriation and increasing interest in their historic homeland. The consolidation of forces will allow mega-projects of the government to be resolved," the RA Prime Minister summed up.