RA PRESIDENT SERZH SARGSYAN’S CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO AGBU PRESIDENT BERGE SETRAKIAN ON THE OCCASION OF THE 110TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNION

Dear Mr. Setrakian,

I cordially congratulate you and the Armenian General Benevolent Union on the occasion of its 110th anniversary.

This organization, which has a glorious past, remaining true to the principles of its founders, is really worth of admiration. In over one hundred years of its existence, the individuals united over noble ideas have always been carrying out the activities which promote and honor all that is Armenian, helping to withstand challenges facing our nation at different times, in various corners of the world.

Throughout its entire existence, the AGBU has been and remains a pillar of preservation of the Armenian identity. This is vividly testified to by the programs which have been and continue to be implemented by the AGBU in Armenia, Spyurk, and Artsakh.

We celebrate this jubilee encountering new and complex challenges: events unfolding in Fatherland and in Spyurk have put us face to face with new problems. The recent Azerbaijani aggression is a proof that we may not relax and that the only true way to thwart encroachments against the security of our nation is in our unity and unanimity. The AGBU has always been guided by this perception.

Distinguished Mr. Setrakian,

I am confident that the Union headed by you will continue to unswervingly implement new patriotic programs aimed at the realization of our all-national issues.

I once again congratulate you and the entire Armenian nation on this momentous anniversary.

Let this jubilee become an emblematic sign of transpiring kindness, warmness, and peace for all branches of the Armenian General Benevolent Union and the entire Armenian nation.

I wish you and all members of the Union productive work and endless vigor for the benefit of the bright future of the Armenian nation and for the glory of our Fatherland.