Baku, Azerbaijan, May 28
The Governor of California Jerry Brown has extended his congratulations to the people of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani community in California on the occasion of the 97th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the first secular democracy in the Muslim world, Consulate General of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles told Trend.
In his letter sent to the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles, Governor Brown notes that Azerbaijan has "a storied history of trade, commerce, religion, and community" and "the Azerbaijani people in California and throughout the globe take pride in their culture and heritage."
"Republic Day is a time to celebrate and link to your ancestral homeland," the governor wrote. "Today's celebration honors and preserves traditions that have contributed to California's culture and vitality."
Jerry Brown finishes his congratulatory message by wishing on behalf of the State of California "the people of Azerbaijan and the people of Azerbaijani descent a very happy Republic Day."
Jerry Brown has been Governor of California since 2011. He previously served as California's 34th Governor from 1975 to 1983.