On 31 August Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a congratulatory letter to the second President of the Republic of Armenia Robert Kocharyan.
The letter runs as follows:
On behalf of the Artsakh people, authorities and myself personally I cordially congratulate You on the occasion of Your 60th birthday.
You are well-known in Artsakh as a skilled and experienced politician, who was standing next to his native people from the very first day of the Artsakh National-Liberation Movement, led people's struggle for freedom and independence, and entered into the history as the first President of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic.
Subsequently, holding high and responsible posts of Armenia's prime-minister and President, You did everything possible for the formation and strengthening of the two Armenian states .
I congratulate You once again on this memorable jubilee and wish You and all Your relatives and friends robust health, long life, peace, happiness and all the best".