Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 5
France’s President Francois Hollande has congratulated Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
“The 21st of February marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and Azerbaijan. I am happy that over these 25 years our countries have built strong relations that are consistently developing and diversifying. I had the opportunity to reiterate this during my visits to Azerbaijan in May 2014 and April 2015,” said Hollande in his congratulatory letter.
“Our close political dialogue, rich trade and economic exchange, as well as accomplishments in the academic and cultural fields by the example of the French-Azerbaijani University prove the dynamism and potential of our relations in all areas,” he noted. “I wish for our countries to move forward on this path and strengthen relations in order to build real cooperation.”
“You can rest assured that France will work actively and continue its commitment as a co-chair of the Minsk Group in order to find a negotiated and lasting solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that will be of benefit to the whole region,” said the French president.
“Dear President, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration,” he added.