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NA President's Speech at the Special Sitting of the Parliament Dedicated to the Inauguration Ceremony of the President
07 September 2017

Honorable President of Artsakh Republic,

Your Eminence,

Dear Deputies and guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen

In accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Artsakh, today, on September 7, 2017, the National Assembly convenes a special sitting dedicated to the assumption of the office by the President of the Republic.

Thirty one members of parliament are participating in a special sitting. The sitting is authorized to begin its work.

The special sitting of the National Assembly is attended by members of the Security Council and the Government of the Republic of Artsakh, the Chairperson of the Supreme Court, the Chairmen of the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance, the heads of the republican independent bodies of administration and commissions, the Mayor of Stepanakert and the heads of regional administrations, the representatives of the political parties of Artsakh, the vanguards of the Karabakh movement and public figures.

Dear Deputies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

According to the Constitution of the Republic of Artsakh, the President of the Republic elected by the National Assembly on July 19, 2017, assumes office on the day of expiry of the incumbent President’s term of office, swearing an oath to the people at the special sitting of the National Assembly. Hence, guided by the Law on the “Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly” I hereby declare the special sitting of the Parliament dedicated to the assumption of the office by the President of the Republic open.

And now, for the inauguration ceremony of the President, I ask you to introduce the Constitution of the Republic of Artsakh and the Gospel of the 17th century into the hall.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

To take the oath in connection with the assumption of office of the President of the Republic, the President of Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan is invited.

Please, Mr. President.

Dear participants of the special sitting,

On our behalf I congratulate Bako Sahakyan on assuming the office of the President of the Republic of Artsakh and wish him new successes to the glory of our country and people.

Dear participants,

Head of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, wishes to address the President of the Republic of Artsakh with a blessing.

Dear Deputies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The assumption of the office by the President of the Artsakh Republic is a kind of conclusion of those political processes that began with the adoption of the new Constitution of the Republic of Artsakh.

Today’s solemn ceremony of taking the oath marks the beginning of a new political stage in our country with the main goal to enhance the efficiency of the system of governance, taking into account the current realities.

I am deeply convinced that the experience of President Bako Sahakyan, his determination to advance democratic processes, his will to continue reforms in the economic, social and socio-political life of the country, the expressed attention to the security and defense systems, consistent efforts to systematically increase the combat capability of the Armed Forces, caring attitude to the social problems of servicemen are sufficient grounds in a difficult and responsible business to steadily follow the political course and find adequate solutions to the concerns of our people.

I once again congratulate our people on this significant event - the accession of the President of the Republic of Artsakh to the post - and declare the sitting of the National Assembly closed.

Thank you and see you soon!

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