Ilham Aliyev’s victory at the October 15 Presidential elections in Azerbaijan has stirred up deep resonance in France, and has been welcomed with great satisfaction. A lot of telephone calls to the embassy of Azerbaijan in Paris and congratulation letters from official circles and private citizens, members of Azerbaijani Diaspora and people who study in French universities. They congratulated Ilham Aliyev - worthy successor of Heydar Aliyev’s political course - on the emphatic victory and stated they support his program of the country’s development and its foreign policy. The addresses say President Ilham Aliyev worthily continue Heydar Aliyev’s deeds who laid a solid foundation of overall ties between France and Azerbaijan.
Author of one of the letters submitted to the embassy, ordinary French citizen Olivier Nore emphasized his interest in elections held in Azerbaijan, welcomes the absolute victory of Ilham Aliyev, and wish every success to the new President and Azerbaijani nation. In conclusion, O. Nore asked to send him a signed colored picture of Ilham Aliyev.