Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev congratulated Azerbaijani women on 8 March International Women's Day, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
"I extend my heartfelt congratulations to you, all women of our country on the international Women's Day and wish each of you health, happiness and successes. Azerbaijani women have made exceptional contributions to safeguarding and worthily keeping up to this date the national-spiritual values, mother tongue, customs and traditions defining national identity of our people.
Being committed to our independent statehood and idea of Azerbaijanism, inviolability of sovereignty and territorial integrity of our holy homeland, she makes every effort to imbue youth with a love of country," the message reads.
According to Aliyev, every page of the old and rich history of Azerbaijan contains striking examples of wisdom, selflessness and heroism of our women. "After Azerbaijan regained its independence, women enhanced their social activity and achieved serious accomplishments in the fields of science, education, healthcare and culture. With their commendable activity ensuring dynamic development of our sovereign country, they realize their own talents and capability to build national state, worthily represent Azerbaijan in the international arena," the State Head said in message.
"I hope, you, women of Azerbaijan, will continue to work in various spheres of socio-political, socio-economic and intellectual-spiritual life of the state and make contribution in the name of prosperity of our steadily renewing country," the President said.