On 28 January Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent congratulatory addresses to the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and defense minister Seyran Ohanyan in connection with the Day of the Army.
The address to President Sargsyan runs as follows:
"Respected President Sargsyan,
On behalf of the Artsakh Republic people, the authorities and myself personally I sincerely congratulate You on the Day of the Army, a dear and important holiday to all the Armenians.
You have been standing at the very foundation of the national army's formation, and today as a Supreme Commander in chief of the Republic of Armenia armed forces do Your best towards increasing the Fatherland's defense capacity.
The Armenian Army is a people's army; there is not a single family that has not been contiguous to in one or another way. The best sons of our nation contributed to the establishment of the Army, and today their brave sons devotedly carry out the sacred duty of defending the Homeland. We render homage and glory to all those whose have contributed to the formation of a strong and efficient army, to those who maintain our Motherland's borders steadfast, safeguard our people's tranquility and peaceful life.
I once again congratulate You and the whole Armenian nation on this memorable Day, wishing peace, robust health, success and all the best on the way of the continuous strengthening and making prosperous the independent Armenian statehood".