YEREVAN. – Serzh Sargsyan, the third President of Armenia and Chairman of the Board of the Luys Foundation, followed—via video link—the ongoing restoration at the Amaras Monastery in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), with the help of the fund. The Facebook page of the third president informs about this.
Sargsyan thanked those in charge of this restoration that the work has not stopped even for a minute. “The Amaras monastic complex is of great importance and meaning for all of us. Amaras is the best example of how the Armenian language and faith together have become an impregnable fortress for the preservation of the Armenian identity for hundreds of years,” said the third President of Armenia.
He added: "[Azerbaijan’s] Aliyevs and the thugs before them, who have regularly been tempted to invade the Armenian world, including Artsakh, to take over our millennial spiritual, cultural treasures, to distort history, in response, they must see our rising cultural and spiritual monuments, and if needed, they will receive an equivalent response from the Armenian army, beg for a ceasefire—as they did in the not-distant past."