On behalf of the people of Turkey and myself, congratulations to You and Your family on the occasion of the election as President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. I wish that this new office to bring great benefit to Your country and the whole Turkish people. I want to express again my hope for further development and continuation – thanks to Your Excellency – of existing close friendship and cooperation between our countries during Your presidency, belief in more resolute and progressive steps towards their development.
I extend to Your Excellency my best wishes for great achievements in the new position, good health and every success of Your family.
Minister of Internal Affairs of Turkey
Ankara, October 19, 2003