WELCOME SPEECH OF THE MAYOR OF YEREVAN YERVAND ZAKHARYAN AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE FOURTH PAN-ARMENIAN SUMMER GAMES
This wonderful initiative has fully justified its goals and entrenched in our national life, overcoming all the difficulties that our people have inherited by historical destiny, but have never been able to break its inner unity.
The Pan-Armenian Games are a signal of consolidation for our compatriots abroad and in the Diaspora, once again confirming that Yerevan is the capital of all Armenians and the collective center.
This became completely feasible only under the conditions of state independence. It is another evidence that statehood is the key factor uniting the nation not only within its official borders but also throughout the world. We are gratified to follow the continued growth and popularity of Pan-Armenian Games. The authorities of the capital spare no efforts and are ready to do their best for the meetings pass in duly organizational way and bring unforgettable moments of real joy and fun to the players, the audience, our fellow citizens. I wish success to the Fourth Pan-Armenian Games, and I am confident, that they will pass in the high standards by recording not only sporting achievements, but also, most importantly, our main goal: implementing the national mobilization, as yet another compelling evidence of our united national potential.