Baku, Azerbaijan, May 28
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Republic Day.
"The United Nations is now in the midst of acting on our wide-ranging plans for a more sustainable, healthy and peaceful world. In this effort, we rely on each country to deliver on its global promises, especially the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change"- he said.
"Your National Day offers an occasion to celebrate your proud history as a country and to reaffirm the universal values of human rights, development and peace. The United Nations is fortunate to draw on its diverse membership, bringing together different cultural traditions in common cause. The contributions of the Republic of Azerbaijan are essential to achieving our shared objectives. I count on your Government to deepen its engagement with the United Nations as we seek to usher in a better future for all"- Secretary-General said.
"Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration"- he said.