Mr. Prime Minister,
Permit me to warmly congratulate You on the victory at the Presidential elections of Azerbaijan Republic.
Last years, You were one of the SOCAR heads and the cooperation with the said Company allowed the “Total” Company to become major participant in the development of the gas fields of Azerbaijan. I express my deep gratitude for this and I am pleased that You can to continue the grandiose work pursued by President Heydar Aliyev.
I wish continuation of this cooperation, strengthening of our activities, in Azerbaijan and am confident in this. I wish Your Excellency success in development and progress of Azerbaijan.
With deep respect and sincerely,
President and Director General of “Total” Company
Paris, 28 October 2003