On 17 June Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a condolence letter to the family of Armenian National Hero Kirk Kirkoryan.
The letter runs as follows:
"Artsakh and the whole Armenian people experienced severe pain having heard the grave news about the death of Kirk Kirkoryan.
Kirk Kirkoryan was an outstanding person. His life was full of hardship and difficulties, which he overcame due to his painstaking work, unshakeable will and optimism. He became world-famous of whom the Armenian nation is so proud.
Kirk Kirkoryan had a substantial input in developing and strengthening our independent statehood, solving issues of pan-Armenian significance. Numerous strategically important programs were implemented in Armenia and Artsakh with his immediate assistance, programs that have had a tangible impact on improving socioeconomic situation in the Motherland.
Kirk Kirkoryan's patriotic activity was highly estimated by the Armenian people and he occupied his worthy place among the national philanthropists.
On behalf of the Artsakh people, authorities and myself personally I express my condolences and support to the family of Kirk Kirkoryan, his relatives and friends in connection with this irretrievable loss. The memory of the nation's deserved son will always remain bright in our hearts".