Armenia marks 31st anniversary of Declaration of Independence

Armenia marks 31st anniversary of Declaration of Independence

August 23, 2021 – 13:39 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – August 23 marks the 31st anniversary of Armenia’s signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1990.

31 years ago, the Supreme Council adopted the declaration, renaming Armenian Socialist Republic as the Republic of Armenia and establishing that the state have a flag, coat of arms, and national anthem

On September 21, 1991, Armenia held a referendum, with 94,99% of the population voting for independence.

The Declaration says in part that “with the purpose of guaranteeing the security of the Republic of Armenia and the inviolability of its borders, the Republic of Armenia creates its own armed forces, internal troops, bodies of state and public security under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Council.”

It also says that “the Republic of Armenia determines the principles and regulation of its economic system, creates its own money, national bank, finance-loan system, tax and custom services, based on the system of multiple forms of property ownership.”

The document also mentions that “the Republic of Armenia stands in support of the task of achieving international recognition of the 1915 Genocide in Ottoman Turkey and Western Armenia.”

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