From Sergey Lebedev, Chairman of Executive Committee and Executive Secretary of CIS

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

Esteemed Ilham Heydar oglu,

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States and on my own behalf, please accept our sincere congratulations on the occasion of your birthday.

In Azerbaijan, in the region and throughout the world you are associated with a principled, powerful and strong-willed leader who is confidently leading his country forward on the path of development and prosperity, civil solidarity and peace.

Your high intellectual potential, broad vision and years of experience in the field of public administration allow you to make the optimum decisions in an environment of rapidly changing modern realities.

The strategic course pursued under your leadership is aimed at ensuring steady growth of Azerbaijan`s influence and role on the international scene.

Strengthening the country's economic potential and improving the living conditions of the people have been and remain the unchanging priorities of your fruitful activities as the President.

I am sure that the political will and wisdom you demonstrate in making decisions and in all issues will continue to contribute to building a strong and developed state and consolidating mutual integration in the area of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Esteemed Ilham Heydar oglu, I wish you the best of health, prosperity, and new success in your diverse state activities.

Best regards,


Sergey Lebedev

Chairman of Executive Committee and Executive Secretary of CIS

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