On 16 December President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan sent a condolence letter to President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.
The letter runs as follows:
"Honorable Mr. Sargsyan
I have learnt with sorrow about the death of your beloved father Azat Sargsyan.
Azat A. Sargsyan was a very hard-working, modest and honest man, an individual loved and respected by everyone. His memory will always remain bright in our hearts.
In the hour of irretrievable loss on behalf of the Artsakh people, authorities and myself, I express deepest condolences and support to You and all the relatives and friends of the deceased.