On 22 June President Bako Sahakyan sent a congratulatory letter to the NKR second President, Ambassador At Large of the Republic of Armenia Arkady Ghoukasyan.
The letter runs as follows:
"Respected Mr. Ghoukasyan,
I cordially congratulate You on the memorable jubilee, the 60th birthday anniversary.
Your whole life is a vivid example of serving devotedly to the Motherland and native people, due to which you were honored the e title of the "Artsakh Hero".
You stood at the origins of the Artsakh National Liberation struggle and did your best for realizing our people's cherished dreams and aspirations, formation and development of the Artsakh Republic, solving socio-economic issues and raising living standards of our citizens.
Today you continue to apply You rich experience and knowledge for the benefit of our state and people.
I congratulate You once again and wish peace, robust health and great success in Your patriotic activity".