On 20 September President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan sent a congratulatory address to President of the Republic of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov.
The address runs as follows:
"On behalf of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic authorities, people and myself personally I congratulate You and the whole people of South Ossetia on the Day of the Republic.
During those years of hard challenges the Republic of South Ossetia demonstrated to the world strong determination to live free, proving that it overcomes successfully all the difficulties that stand on the way of building a dynamically developed independent state.
I am confident that the spirit of friendship and close cooperation will continue to define the relationships between our two countries and people.
Once again accept my sincere congratulations on this national holiday. Peace and prosperity to the fraternal Republic of South Ossetia and success to You on the way of further developing and strengthening the independent statehood".