Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 13
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey.
“January 14, 1992 marks the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkey. I congratulate you on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of this remarkable event and extend my best and sincere wishes to the friendly and brotherly people of Turkey,” said President Aliyev in his letter.
“The brotherly Turkey is the first country, with which Azerbaijan established diplomatic relations in its independent history. Ties between our countries and nations have deep historical roots. “One nation, two states” principle has covered all spheres of Azerbaijan-Turkey relations that have no analogues in the world,” noted the president.
“Based on friendship and brotherhood, our relations have today reached the level of strategic partnership thanks to our joint efforts. Azerbaijani-Turkish partnership contributes to welfare of our peoples, prosperity of our countries and establishment of peace and stability in the region,” said President Aliyev.
“I am confident that Turkish-Azerbaijani unity and solidarity will be further strengthened and expanded in the best interests of our nations,” added the president. “Taking this opportunity, I wish you good health, success in your activities and the brotherly people of Turkey lasting peace and prosperity.”