To His Excellency
Sir Serj Sarkisian
Prime Minister for the Republic of Armenia
With great joy We were informed through the press about your nomination to succeed the deceased Antranig Markarian, to be in charge of the government.
Our Paternal and Patriarchal blessings to you, so that the Omnipotent God will grant you the strength and ability to run the political and economical matters of Our Fatherland with great wisdom, that requires prudence at the present times.
During your visit to the Patriarchate three years ago, you impressed Us as a farsighted and serious diplomat.
We wish you perseverant courage to run this delicate job at its best.
Nerses Bedros XIX
Catholicos Patriarch of Cilicia for the Armenian Catholics