On 20 February President Bako Sahakyan sent a congratulatory address on the Artsakh Revival Day.
The address reads:
On behalf of the Artsakh Republic authorities and myself personally I congratulate you on the Artsakh Revival Day, the holiday that bears special significance on us.
Indeed, 28 years ago Artsakh revived; its freedom-loving spirit, patriotic soul, self-efficacy and belief in the radiant future did so too. It was a struggle based on legal, moral and universal human values, a nationwide movement, which consolidated the whole world spread Armenians, consolidated and united them around a common idea - to live freely and independently on historical land. It is the legitimate aspiration of any nation, and we secured this very right paying a price in blood.
Today our young generation born and grown up in the Artsakh Republic continues with the work carried out by the 1988 devotees and deserves the great honor of being its citizens. They mastered the instructions to serve selflessly the native country and its people admonished by their heroic fathers and grandfathers and are ready to do their best for further developing and strengthening Artsakh, reinforcing its defense capability and ensuring its security. It was so in the past, so it will be in the future!
Dear Artsakh people,
I once again congratulate all of us on this memorable holiday and wish peace, good health, happiness and prosperity to every citizen and family in Artsakh!"