On 10 September Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a congratulatory address to President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadjimba.
The address runs as follows:
"Honorable Mr. Khadjimba,
On behalf of the people, authorities of the Artsakh Republic and myself personally I extend my cordial congratulations to You on the victory in the elections and being reelected to the post of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia.
As a person standing at the origins of establishing an independent Abkhazian statehood, having taken an active part in defending the native country, its formation and strengthening, I am confident, You will further on do everything in your power to serve Your people and state.
Respected Mr. Khadjimba,
Please, once again accept my most heartfelt congratulations and deep assurances of friendship and cooperation in the interests of our two fraternal peoples. I sincerely wish You success in all Your endeavors".