From Co-Chairs and Members of Board of Trustees of Nizami Ganjavi International Center

His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Dear Mr President,

We extend our best wishes and most heartfelt congratulations as you celebrate your birthday. Please accept our sincere wishes of good health, prosperity and all the best that life can offer.

We also would like to take advantage of this chance to express our deep gratitude for your continuous support to the Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC) since it has been established six years ago. Thanks to your guidance, the NGIC has grown into a world-renowned institution in a matter of these six years. We do believe that with your leadership and support the NGIC will continue to grow further and serve as a national pride of Azerbaijan and a platform for promoting peace, tolerance, dialogue and understanding.

Please accept the assurances of our highest consideration while we are looking forward to meeting you during the VII Global Baku Forum.


Vaira Vike-Freiberga

Co-Chair, President of Latvia (1999-2007)

Ismail Serageldin

Co-Chair, Vice-President of the World Bank

Marianna Vardinoyannis

President of ELPIDA,

Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO

Amre Moussa

Secretary-General of the Arab League (2001-2011)

Boris Tadic

President of Serbia (2004-2012)

Petar Stoyanov

President of Bulgaria (1997-2002)

Zlatko Lagumdzija

Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001-2002)

Ivo Josipovic

President of Croatia (2010-2015)

Rosen Plevneliev

President of Bulgaria (2012-2017)

Katheryna Yushchenko

First Lady of Ukraine in 2005-2010

Jean Baderscheneider

Senior Vice-President of Exxon Mobil (2000-2013)

Eka Tkeshelashvili

Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia (2010-2012)

Noeleen Heyzer

Under-Secretary General of UN (2007-2015)

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