YEREVAN–ARF Bureau sent a congratulatory message to Arkady Ghoukassian on the occasion of his reelection to the post of Nagorno Karabakh president.
"The Nagorno Karabakh elections once again reinstated the Artsakh peoples’ self-determination and will contribute greatly to the Karabakh conflict’s peaceful settlement," reads the ARF Bureau statement.
"We assure you that you have the support and assistance of the global structure of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation in order to overcome the socio-economic troubles of Artsakh and to gain international recognition of Karabakh’s right to self determination," concluded the ARF Bureau.
Catholicos Aram I of the Holy See of Cilicia on Tuesday–August 12–also sent a congratulatory message to President Ghoukassian.
In his message to the president–Aram I states–"During the past five years–with various initiatives–you have done your foremost to strengthen Karabakh–confirm its independence–and to better its socio-economic status. Therefore–your reelection is eloquent proof of the growing love and trust the Karabakh people have for you with their expectations.
"On this occasion–on behalf of the Mother See of Cilicia Catholicosate–I congratulate you and we reaffirm our complete support to the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh and its just cause. May all your future endeavors materialize under God’s blessing."