On 8 July President Bako Sahakyan sent a condolence letter to the family of Artsakh Republic President's representative at large Karen Babouryan in connection with his death.
The letter runs as follows:
"I have learnt with deep sorrow about the death of deserved son of our country, Artsakh Republic President's representative at large Karen Babouryan.
Karen Babouryan was among the pioneers of the Artsakh national liberation movement and had a substantial contribution to the formation of Artsakh's independent statehood. Occupying high positions during one of the most responsible periods in the history of our republic, including the post of the National Assembly chairman, he had shown himself as a proficient public and political figure.
The Motherland has rated high Karen Babouryan's services awarding him with "Grigor Lousavorich" order.
In the hour of irretrievable loss on behalf of the NKR authorities and myself I express deepest condolences and support to all the relatives and friends of the deceased, wish them tenacity and strength.
The memory of Karen Babouryan will always remain bright in the hearts of Artsakh people."