ArmInfo.Second President of Armenia Robert Kocharian congratulated the citizens of the country on Independence Day.
The message of the second president of Armenia received by ArmInfo agency says: "Dear compatriots, I congratulate you on Independence Day. Our path to independence was extremely difficult and full of trials. It began with the war, the collapse of the economy and the energy crisis, which greatly depressed all our citizens. However, despite these trials, and despite them "During these years, the foundation was laid for our independence. We paid a very high price for our independence, and we must maintain it. However, it is impossible to maintain independence without strong statehood," Kocharian emphasized.
I had the honor of leading the country for 10 years and I am grateful to the judge for serving my homeland. During these years, much has been done to strengthen the country's security, economic development and state building>, Kocharian noted. In his opinion, today the country faces the danger of losing everything that we have achieved for many years at the cost of blood and sweat: <"Revolutionary fever" destroys the institutional foundations of the state, destroys traditional national values, sows intolerance and mutual hatred>, - said Kocharian .
He expressed the hope that the country would find the strength to withstand the impending danger. "Our society will overcome all these tests, becoming stronger and wiser, and gain experience in distinguishing black from white, a liar from the one who is telling the truth, shameless populism from responsible politics," the second president of Armenia noted. Kocharian wished the residents of Armenia peace and prosperity.