The Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev congratulated the French President Nicolas Sarkozy with national holiday - Bastille Day, AzerTaj state information agency reported on July 13.
"I congratulate you and friendly people of France with national holiday of Bastille Day. We attach great importance to Azerbaijani-French relations. I am very glad that relations between two countries led to multilateral cooperation," the Azerbaijani President's message said.
In his congratulatory letter, the Azerbaijani President stressed importance of cooperation between two countries within the international organizations and projects.
Ilham Aliyev expressed great hope for French efforts towards rapid settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh within OSCE Minsk Group.
"I wish peace and welfare to you and all French people this remarkable day," the letter said.