On 27 June Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a congratulatory letter to the staff of the "Azat Artsakh" republican newspaper.
The letter runs as follows:
I cordially congratulate you and all the readers of our republican newspaper in connection with the 90th memorable jubilee of its creation.
Since the very moment of its creation the "Azat Artsakh" has always been with its people, expressed their concerns and aspirations, being transformed into their mouthpiece in the time of ordeal. I would like to a special emphasize on its key role in the modern stage of our national-liberation struggle, which was a unique kind of heroism and feat that deserves the highest appreciation.
Passing a long way, the newspaper continues to occupy a worthy place in the public and political life of our republic. I am confident that further developing the accumulated rich experience and decade-long traditions the "Azat Artsakh" will henceforth remain loyal to its primary purpose - to serve its people and its country, to reveal problems and concerns the people face in everyday life, represent and protect the interests of the Artsakh Republic.
I congratulate you once again and wish you peace, robust health and great success in your work and private life.