Baku, Azerbaijan, May 17
President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye has congratulated Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the Republic Day.
"On the occasion of the Republic Day, I would like to express my warm congratulations to Your Excellency and the people of the Republic of Azerbaijan," said Park Geun-hye in his congratulatory letter.
"I hope that the coming years will see the friendly and cooperative ties between our two countries as well as the bonds of friendship and happiness of our two peoples grow even further," he added.
"Please accept my best wishes for Your Excellency's continued good health and the enduring prosperity of your country," Park Geun-hye said.
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has also congratulated President Aliyev.
"As Azerbaijan celebrates its National Day, I extend to Your Excellency my congratulations and my best wishes for the well-being of the people of Azerbaijan," he said.
Azerbaijan's president also received congratulations from President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins.
"The people of Ireland join me in conveying to Your Excellency our sincere congratulations and warmest greetings on the occasion of your National Day," said Michael D. Higgins.
"We also avail ourselves of this opportunity to send best wishes for Your Excellency's personal well-being and for the happiness and prosperity of the people of Azerbaijan," he added.
President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III also congratulated Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the Republic Day.
"On behalf of the people and Government of the Republic of the Philippines, I congratulate Your Excellency on the occasion of your National Day," he said.
"I look forward to the strengthening of our bilateral relations through enhanced cooperation especially in the political, economic, and cultural fields and through collaborative efforts on issues of mutual importance to our nations and the international community," Benigno S. Aquino III added.
"I wish Your Excellency good health and success as you lead the people of Azerbaijan to lasting peace and prosperity," he said.