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

Your Excellency,

We would like to join the people of Azerbaijan in celebrating this 104th anniversary of the declaration of Independence, the National Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and to extend our congratulations to Your Excellency and to the First Vice-President, as we reflect on the enormous progress that Azerbaijan has accomplished in the past 30 years, despite obstacles and challenges world is facing.

And in that context, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to you, Mr. President, for the commitment you have shown to the creation, growth and international outreach of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC) and we believe that together we will continue to strengthen the NGIC and take it to ever more successful endeavors.

We look forward to being in Baku again in June for the 9th Global Baku Forum, and hope to meet you again.

Mr. President, please accept the assurances of our highest consideration.


Vaira Vike-Freiberga,
President of Latvia 1999-2007, Co-Chair, NGIC
Ismail Serageldin
Vice-President, World Bank 1992-2000, Co-Chair, NGIC
Rosen Plevneliev
President of Bulgaria 2012-2017
Amr Moussa
Secretary General of the Arab League 2001-2011
Petar Stoyanov
President of Bulgaria 1997-2002
Yves Leterme
Prime Minister of Belgium 2008; 2009-2011
Zlatko Lagumdzija
Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2002
Eka Tkeshelashvili
Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia 2010-2012
Kateryna Yushchenko
First lady of Ukraine 2005-2010
Ivo Josipovic
President of Croatia 2010-2015
Filip Vujanovic
President of Montenegro 2003-2018
Boris Tadic
President of Serbia 2004-2012
Rovshan Muradov
Secretary General, NGIC

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