Dear Ilham Heydarovich,
It is my sincere pleasure to cordially congratulate You on the brilliant victory in the election of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The fact that the overwhelming majority of residents of the Republic has voted for You, indicates not only the accuracy of the reforms conducted by You, but also profound respect for You as a politician and statesman.
I am certain that the persons like You, for whom the country’s interests are above all, are able to people’s welfare.
I wish You good health and new successes on Your important state post. Best wishes for prosperity of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
President of Association of Russian and Industrial Groups of Russia
Moscow, October 25, 2003