President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron has congratulated the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the Republic Day, ONA reports citing the Presidential press service.
The letter of congratulation reads:
"Dear Mr. President, I convey to you and the people of Azerbaijan the most sincere congratulations on the occasion of the national holiday of the Republic of Azerbaijan. I wish you prosperity and happiness.
You can be sure that I want to see how the ties between Azerbaijan, France and the European Union, as well as more of our joint initiatives towards eliminating difficulties in the fields of health and the environment, which you and the first vice president are, grow even stronger I know you pay attention.
Let me also stress once again the resolute, complete and unbiased position of France as co-chair of the Minsk Group on a just and sustainable settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through negotiations.
Mister President, I hope for the soonest meeting with you in Baku. I ask you to accept my highest respect."