WELCOME SPEECH OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD COMMITTEE OF PAN-ARMENIAN GAMES VARDAN OSKANYAN AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE FOURTH PAN-ARMENIAN SUMMER GAMES
I cordially congratulate you on the occasion of the Fourth Pan-Armenian Games, wishing you new sports achievements and success. Pan-Armenian Games have their stable and Important place in Armenia-Diaspora relations and partnership, because they are more than sport games. It is a unique and effective opportunity to unite the youth of Armenia and the Diaspora under the sports flag, promote their Armenian upbringing, preservation of national identity, traditions, possession of the spiritual and cultural values of our people, directly participate in the processes taking place in Armenia and the Diaspora, to discuss issues of development and strengthening the cooperation in sports, as well as in other fields. Sports games are a unique opportunity for our compatriots in the Diaspora to get acquainted with the Motherland, its history and daily life. I hope that the games will allow you to maximize your athletic abilities, to achieve new sports success in a fair and honest struggle.
In general, the Fourth Pan-Armenian Games will play an important role in the strengthening of Armenia-Diaspora, Diaspora-Armenia ties, deepening and developing the cooperation.
All the best, good luck and success!