Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18
Pope Francis congratulated Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the Republic Day.
"I am pleased to convey my sincere congratulations to you and your people on the occasion of the national day of the Republic of Azerbaijan," Pope Francis's message said.
"May Almighty God help you realize your efforts towards ensuring a happy and peaceful life for your citizens," the message said." "I wish your Excellency and the whole people of Azerbaijan plenty of God`s blessings."
President of the Republic of India Pranab Mukherjee also congratulated President Aliyev on the holiday.
"On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to convey cordial greetings and felicitations to you and to the government and people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of your Republic Day," President Mukherjee's message said.
According to the message, India and Azerbaijan enjoy warm and friendly relations based on close historical and cultural ties.
"I am confident that through our cooperative endeavors our bilateral relations will continue to grow for the mutual benefit of our two peoples," the message said.
According to the message, India looks forward to further strengthening the country's multi-faceted engagement with Azerbaijan.
"I take this opportunity to extend my best wishes for Your Excellency's good health and well-being as well as for the prosperity and progress of the friendly people of Azerbaijan," the message said.
President of Montenegro Filip Vujanovic also congratulated President Aliyev on the holiday.
"I extend my cordial congratulations on the occasion of the national holiday of Azerbaijan, May 28 Republic Day," President Vujanovic's message said. "I wish for continued advance of Azerbaijan along prosperity for its citizens."
According to the message, the relations between Montenegro and Azerbaijan have always been cordial and friendly.
"I am confident that our future cooperation will further foster such relations between our states and nations," the message said.
"I avail myself of the opportunity to reiterate the expression of my high appreciation of the cooperation between our two countries, to which you have given huge personal contribution we are very grateful for," the message said.
"Esteemed Mr President, I wish you good health and success in performing your high duty," the message said.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto also congratulated President Aliyev on the holiday.
"It is my pleasure to extend to you my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan - Republic Day," the message said.
"I avail myself of this opportunity to reaffirm the commitment of the Mexican government to work together to strengthen and expand the bilateral relations for the welfare of our countries and societies," the message said.
"Dear Mr. President, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration," the message said.