BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26. President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory letter to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Azerbaijan's national holiday - Independence Day, Trend reports.
"Dear Ilham Heydar oglu,
Please accept my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the national holiday of Azerbaijan – the Independence Day.
Your country’s achievements in socio-economic development are acknowledged by everyone. Azerbaijan has rightfully gained influence on the global arena, and plays an important role in addressing topical issues on the international agenda.
We note with pleasure the Russia-Azerbaijan high level bilateral relations. The Declaration on “Allied interaction” signed in February will undoubtedly contribute to the strengthening of quality of bilateral ties in all spheres, which fully meets the interests of our friendly peoples.
Dear Ilham Heydar oglu, I cordially wish you the best of health and successes, and all citizens of Azerbaijan happiness and prosperity," the letter said.