ANC-AU Statement: Happy 29 Years of Independence, Armenia

By ANC-AU | Wednesday, 23 September 2020


Happy 29 Years of Independence, Armenia!

This photograph was captured on the streets of Yerevan during celebrations after Armenia escaped the shackles of the Soviet Union and declared her Independence on September 21, 1991.

The Armenian nation was always going to survive 70 years of communist authoritarianism and, in 1991, Yerevan was able to celebrate the return of their free Republic, initially achieved through blood, sweat and tears on May 28, 1918.

The Armenian nation has survived more trials and tribulations than most over thousands of years of rich global contribution, with significant battles against her existence including the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and, more recently, the attacks by Azerbaijan on the twin Armenian Republics of Armenia and Artsakh.

In 2018, Armenians found their voices on the streets of Yerevan to reject corruption, while today they are fighting back from a devastating breakout of Covid-19 and continuing Azerbaijani aggression.

Whatever your battles, you will survive. Together with Artsakh and your Diaspora, we always survive. And we will work hand-in-glove until we thrive.

- Armenian National Committee of Australia (September 21, 2020)