Speaker of the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) National Assembly (NA), Artur Tovmasyan, congratulated the speaker of the NA of Armenia, Ararat Mirzoyan, on First Republic Day. The congratulatory message reads as follows, in particular:
"On May 28, 1918, the Armenians’ centuries-old dream of restoring the independent state became a reality with the collective will of and manifestation of unity by the Armenian people.
The Republic celebration bears in itself the message of the victories in May, becoming the best pledge of the unanimity and unity of the Armenian nation.
Only the people have the right to be the master of the destiny of their homeland. In this context, the Armenian people’s skill to self-unite, to take a firm and united step during crucial historic and political events is invaluable.”