On 21 September Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a congratulatory letter to President Serzh Sargsyan of the Republic of Armenia on the Independence Day.
The letter runs as follows:
"Your excellency, Mr. Sargsyan,
On behalf of the Artsakh Republic people, the authorities and myself personally I extend heartfelt congratulations to You on the 26th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Armenia.
This is а pan-Armenian holiday, a holiday for each Armenian living in Armenia, Artsakh or the Diaspora. Seeing their Homeland powerful, flourishing and prosperous is the cherished dream and pride of the entire Armenian people wherever they are.
The Armenian nation has always struggled for its statehood, for living freely and independently on their native soil, for defending their rights, protecting their homes and families, a sacred struggle which was crowned with victory in 1991.
We are more than confident that from now on like in all these years our people will pursue the path towards the realization of their dreams, continuously strengthening the Armenian statehood, solving nationwide issues, developing of the Republic of Armenia on sustainable and progressive basis. Our people will do it together, with a united will and determination.
Your excellency, Mr. President,
Accept once again our congratulations with wishes of peace, welfare and great success to the further glory of Mother Armenia and the Armenian nation".