On 28 January in connection with the Day of the Army President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan sent congratulatory addresses to the President Serzh Sargsyan of the Republic of Armenia and Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan.
The address to President Sargsyan runs as follows:
On behalf of the people, authorities of Artsakh and on my own behalf I cordially congratulate You on the Day of the Army.
Being created in a crucial hour for our nation and tried in the crucible of war, the glorious Armenian army followed a victorious path, having protected our independence and freedom with dignity, today it continues to protect steadfastly the inviolability of the Fatherland’s frontiers. Our army is our pride, the greatest achievement of the nation’s decade long struggle.
And the fact that today we have a strong and efficient army, corresponding to contemporary requirements is also due to Your personal efforts and everyday painstaking work.
On this memorable day I once again congratulate you and the whole staff of the Republic of Armenia’s armed forces, and wish you peace, robust health, great success for the glory of strengthening and prosperity of the Armenian nation.”