His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Dear Ilham Heydarovich,
I cordially congratulate you on the occasion of the national holiday of Azerbaijan – Republic Day.
The Republic of Azerbaijan has made great strides in socio-economic, scientific, technical and cultural fields. Azerbaijan’s active role in the international issues is recognized by everyone. Relations between Astrakhan region and the Republic of Azerbaijan are based on ancient traditions of friendship and good neighborliness. I am confident that through joint efforts we will further ensure the development of constructive political dialogue and practical cooperation on various fronts. Of course, this will contribute to the prosperity of the peoples of our countries.
I wish you robust health, happiness and success, and citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan peace and prosperity.
Governor of Astrakhan region of the Russian Federation