Ilham Aliyev congratulates Putin on his birthday

Ilham Aliyev congratulates Putin on his birthday

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made a phone call to Russian President Vladimir Putin today to congratulate the Russian leader on his birthday, the Azerbaijani presidential press service reported.

"Ilham Aliyev cordially congratulated Vladimir Putin on the occasion of his birthday, and wished him the best of health and new successes in his presidential activities for the prosperity of the government and people of Russia," the message reads.

Vladimir Putin, in turn, thanked President Aliyev for his attention and congratulations.

Pointing out the importance of the recent meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club, the presidents stressed that the talks between the two countries’ heads of state in Sochi contributed to further development of bilateral friendly relations which is based on strategic partnership. The presidents expressed their confidence that bilateral ties between the two countries will continue to expand and strengthen.

In addition, the two leaders exchanged views on further development of bilateral relations, as well as issues of mutual interest.