His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Dear Ilham Heydarovich, on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States and on my own behalf, I cordially congratulate you on the occasion of your birthday.
You are rightly considered a wise leader and far sighted political figure with long-term experience in the field of public administration. Under your leadership, the Republic of Azerbaijan is resolutely moving forward on the path of improvement and modernization of all spheres of public life.
Your country's growing influence on the international arena and its active position on global processes is associated with you.
In the Commonwealth countries you are known and recognized as an advocate of constructive and equal international cooperation aimed at maintaining peace and mutual understanding.
I express my confidence that your political will and resolute position will further help in establishing economically strong and developed state, and that our joint efforts towards implementing agreements reached within the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States will contribute to achieving more considerable practical results for the welfare of the CIS member states.
Dear Ilham Heydarovich, I wish you robust health, prosperity and further accomplishments in your presidential activities.
Chairman of the Executive Committee and Executive Secretary of the CIS