Dear Ilham Heydarovich,
Accept, please, congratulations on behalf of the Government of Ukraine and on my behalf, on the occasion of Our victory at the presidential elections of Azerbaijan Republic.
I am convinced that under Your energetic leadership, Azerbaijan will continue the course of stability and further all-round development.
I wish You, dear Ilham Heydarovich, robust health, great successes in the responsible state activity for the welfare of the people of Azerbaijan. We are convinced that in recent future, traditional friendly and mutually beneficial relations between Ukraine and Azerbaijan will acquire higher level of strategic partnership.
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Kiev, 17 October 2003