On 16 September Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a letter of condolences to His Holiness, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I.
The letter reads:
"On behalf of the Artsakh people and authorities and myself personally I extend to Your Holiness my sincere condolences on the demise of Your beloved mother, Lousin Keshishian.
She will be fondly remembered as an articulate model of an Armenian woman, who has devoted her entire life to the family, to the native people and the Homeland, and enjoyed genuine respect in the society.
At this difficult moment of grievous loss I wish fortitude and moral courage to You, Your Holiness, to the family and friends of the deceased.
May God bless her soul".