On 21 August Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a message of congratulations to His Holiness Garegin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, in connection with his birthday.
The message runs as follows:
On behalf of the people, authorities of the Artsakh Republic and myself personally I offer my most heartfelt congratulations to You on Your birthday.
I wish You peace, health, happiness, strength and courage along the path of carrying out the lofty and responsible mission of the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians.
May the Heavenly Father help and protect You, the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Armenian statehood, and the entire Armenian faithful people in Mother Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora."