On 27 January Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a congratulatory letter to composer, Honored Art Worker and People's Artist of the Republic of Armenia Tigran Mansouryan.
The letter runs as follows:
"Dear Mr. Mansouryan,
On behalf of the people and authorities of Artsakh and on myself personally I would like to extend to You the most heartfelt congratulations on this memorable jubilee, the 80th anniversary of Your birthday.
You have had a great contribution to the development of national culture. Taking its rise in the cradle of our national culture and saturated with the spirit of the times, your musical compositions have occupied its worthy place both in the Armenian and world art.You created immortal compositions in different genres and eked out the ranks of our renowned classics.
Your admirers of many thousands in Artsakh love and appreciate Your art.
I once again congratulate You on this momentous day and wish You good health, new creative achievements and great success to the fulfillment of Your patriotic mission".