On 30 June Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a congratulatory letter to President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in connection with his birthday.
The letter runs as follows:
"Your excellency, Mr. President,
On behalf of the people and authorities of the Artsakh Republic and myself personally I extend my cordial congratulations to You on Your birthday anniversary.
Throughout Your lifetime You have been devotedly serving to a sacred mission of founding and developing the independent Armenian statehood, strengthening the defense capabilities of the two Armenian republics and their prosperity, realizing the cherished aspirations of the native people.