His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Mr. President, dear brother,
On behalf of the people of Turkey and on my own behalf I heartily congratulate you on the occasion of your birthday.
Under your leadership, Azerbaijan is rapidly moving forward on the path of becoming a powerful and prosperous country, which looks to the future with hopes. It is with great happiness that I follow Azerbaijan’s turning into a rising star of the Caucasus thanks to its growing economic and political power.
Turkish-Azerbaijani relations, which derive strength from the historically fraternal relations between our peoples, have become an irreplaceable stability factor in the region.
I would like to take this opportunity, Your Excellency, to wish my dear brother good health and happiness in his new age, and express my most sincere wishes for the continuation of joyful days and well-being of the friendly and fraternal people of Azerbaijan.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
President of the Republic of Turkey