PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJANMR. ILHAM ALIYEV
Taking this chance, on behalf of the Board of Directors and members of the American –Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce I congratulate You on the appointment as Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Republic.
Since its independence in 1991, Azerbaijan has achieved considerable political and economic progress, and Your contribution to this development as first vice-president of SOCAR, deputy of Milli Majlis, leader of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE and president of the National Olympic Committee is ponderable and incontestable. I am certain that also in Prime Minister capacity You will take all necessary steps for Azerbaijan’s advancement in the way towards independence, development of economy and improvement of the people’s living standards.
American-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce would be pleased to see You in Washington during your next visit. Members of our Chamber are eager to know Your opinion on a number of issues related to American-Azerbaijani relations.
Once again, accept my sincere congratulations.
Co-chairman of the American-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce
August 6, 2003.