President Joachim Gauck of the Federal Republic of Germany has also sent a congratulatory message to President Serzh Sargsyan. The message reads as follows:
On September 21, the Republic of Armenia celebrates the 24th anniversary of its independence. I am sending you and the Armenian people my own and my countrymen’s heartfelt best wishes on the occasion of this special day.
In 2015, a significant year of commemoration for your country, Germany continues to stand beside Armenia as a partner. Since the restoration of Armenia’s independence, the close and trustful relationship between our two countries has experienced rapid and comprehensive development which is vividly illustrated by close bilateral contacts in the areas of culture and science.
In foreign policy affairs Germany supports Armenia’s readiness to continue its political and economic affinity for the European Union within the frame of the Eastern Partnership. By that your country shows that it is possible to simultaneously intensify relations with the European Union, as well as with the Russian Federation and with its the Eurasian partners. My heart wishes for the urgent and peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as for mutual understanding between Armenia and Turkey. In both cases Germany will continue its efforts to support dialogue.
I wish well-being and health to you, and a bright future filled with peace, freedom and prosperity to the Armenian people.”