On 29 December Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a condolence letter to Vahan Hovhannisyan's family.
The letter runs as follows:
"I have learnt with deep sorrow about the death of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany Vahan Hovhannisyan.
Vahan Hovhannisyan's contribution to formation of the independent Armenian statehood and the National Liberation Movement is invaluable. He was a great patriot, prominent political figure, experienced diplomat, good and kind person who enjoyed great respect in Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora.
On behalf of the Artsakh Republic people, authorities and myself personally I express my sincere sympathies and condolences to all relatives and friends of the deceased, wish courage and tenacity.
The memory of Vahan Hovhannisyan will always remain bright in our hearts".