Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Republic Day, ONA reports citing press service of the President.
The congratulatory letter reads:
"Dear Ilham Heydarovich,
Please accept my warmest congratulations on the occasion of the national holiday of Azerbaijan - the Republic Day.
Your country is confidently moving along the path of socio-economic development and plays an important role in solving topical issues on the international agenda.
Russia highly values the strategic partnership with Azerbaijan. I am confident that with joint efforts we will continue to successfully build up fruitful bilateral ties in all areas, constructive cooperation in ensuring regional stability and security. This is undoubtedly in the fundamental interests of our friendly nations.
I sincerely wish you, dear Ilham Heydarovich, good health and success, and all Azerbaijani citizens - well-being and prosperity."