Today is the 100th -day of my activity in the position of the President of the Republic of Armenia. Hundred days, which is a symbolic chance to sum up the works done, and to highlight over again the agenda of the priorities for the development of our country. The previous 100 days were aimed at touching upon the expectations, hopes and demands of thousands of our citizens. To create grounds for the continuation of those changes, which are the direct imperatives of the country’s future development.
The conversation is about all the spheres of activity: internal and foreign policy, the perfection of the security and armed forces, the police and the judicial system, productive economic policy, including tax and customs service. There are spheres, where, in a short period of time, we managed to record success. In all the other spheres the results will very soon be visible.
I have started to put into operation my program which most of you have approved, which includes settlement of many concrete and important issues. The previous 100 days showed that we will manage to solve most of them much earlier than we expected and we will need a long period of time to settle some of them, a long period, but not more than we have planed.
Believe me I’m not saying that you must wait, because even I can’t wait. I want to see all the problems solved as soon as possible. I want to see the positive results of the struggle against injustice, indifference and poverty.
At the end of the 100 days of my term of office I would like to appeal to you to answer to one question: “What changes have you noticed during this period of time?”
Unfortunately some people are very pessimistic about the changes made in the country. With my consistence I’m trying to change their pessimism. Our work won’t be limited to 100 days. This working style will turn into a norm.
I have always been in touch with you, openly and sincerely. And today I’m as sincere as usual. But we need to be optimistic to realize our programs.
Even when you do a small job you must be well disposed. As a society we must try to realize big programs, make big changes, and appreciate our country’s development process.
You must remember that you are the citizens of independent Armenia and today we are writing the new page of our history. And the history doesn’t depend on the President only. Our children and grandchildren will also participate in it.
My desire and goal is to see them living in free, democratic, and developed Armenia.
We will create that Armenia together.”