On 17 June President Bako Sahakyan sent a congratulatory address to the newly elected President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rohani.
The address runs as follows:
"On behalf of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic, its people, authorities and personally myself I cordially congratulate You on the persuasive victory gained in the presidential elections.
I am confident that Your experience and knowledge will definitely contribute to the efficient solution of problems the Islamic Republic of Iran and its people face as well as to the overall development of the country.
Iran's balanced position in the peaceful settlement of the Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict is highly appreciated in Artsakh, and we are confident that during Your presidency the traditional ties between the two friendly nations will become stronger and wider, contributing greatly to the maintenance of peace and stability in the region and strengthening our states.
I congratulate You once again and wish You success in this high and responsible position. Let the Iranian nation live in peace and prosperity".