BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 15
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory letter to newly elected President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedow, Trend reports.
"Dear Serdar Gurbangulyyevich,
I extend my sincerest congratulations to you on your victory in the election to the post of President of Turkmenistan.
Azerbaijan attaches special importance to the comprehensive development of traditional ties of friendship with brotherly Turkmenistan, the country which it is bound together by historical, religious and cultural roots. The high-level political dialogue in bilateral relations, mutually beneficial cooperation in the economic, energy, transport, humanitarian and other fields are gratifying. I am confident that through our joint efforts, the Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan strategic partnership will continue to develop and serve the prosperity of our countries.
I avail myself of this pleasant opportunity to invite you to pay a visit to Azerbaijan.
I wish you the best of health, happiness and every success in your future high state activities for the prosperity of brotherly Turkmenistan," wrote the president.