Azerbaijani President Receives Republic Day Greetings from World Leaders
On the occasion of the Republic Day, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received congratulatory messages from a number of world leaders.
George Bush, President of the United States of America congratulated the Azerbaijani population with the Republic Day. їThe American Administration was prepared to cooperate with Azerbaijan in all the spheres including peace settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as to develop the democratic institutions. We highly appreciate the effort that Azerbaijan undertakes to support us in Afghanistan,ї Bush said.
The greetings were made also from Hu Jintao, Paramount Leader of the Peopleїs Republic of China; Horst Kohler, President of Germany; General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan; Heinz Fischer, Federal President of Austria; Pope Benedict XVI; Major General Michael Jeffery, Governor-General of Australia; Mary McAleese, President of Ireland; Pascal Couchepin, President of the Swiss Confederation; Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic; Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan; Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov, President of Turkmenistan; Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus; Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan; Qaboos bin Said, Sultan of Oman; Jalal Talabani, President of Iraq.
They praised Azerbaijanїs increasing international prestige, and wished the country and its people prosperity, peace and stability on its path of democratic development.