I am pleased to offer you and the Government and people of the Republic of Azerbaijan my warmest congratulations on the occasion of the Republic Day.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, offering a time for reflection, for renewing our commitment to our founding mission, and for redoubling our efforts towards peace, development and human rights for all. Our joint efforts this year on sustainable development should make a significant and lasting contribution to the global good.
Every country has its unique contribution to our joint endeavours. I will continue to count on your country`s active engagement and leadership. Only by working in common cause will we succeed in advancing our shared goals.
Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Secretary-General of the United Nations-