Dear Ilham Heydarovich,
Among a quantity of congratulations of the contemporaries, accept, please, my greetings of the aged on Your election as President of Azerbaijan Republic.
Now, this is a truth. The world community very attentively watched the course and conclusions of the elections, and it should be noted that our hopes and expectations were justified, became true.
The fact itself of the non-ordinary succession of the state Title from father to son evidences on the deep respect of the people just for You. It happens when the elected figure morally rises, openly and honestly looks at the eyes of people, when his political rating is formed in the foreseeable process of public activity and personal life.
Your deserved such high attitude of the nation. Undoubtedly, You understand well the relatively responsibility before the contemporaries and the country.
With respect to Your father Heydar Aliyev and You, Ilham Heydarovich,
President of the Chingiz Aytmatov International Fund
Bishkek, 24 October 2003
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