Ilham Aliyev first to congratulate Putin on taking office
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev made a phone call to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin press service said in a message posted on its website.
"The president of Azerbaijan congratulated Vladimir Putin on his taking the office as President of the Russian Federation and wished him new success in the activity for the sake of prosperity of the Russian people," the press service said.
During the phone talk, the heads of states noted the successful development of the Azerbaijani-Russian strategic partnership.
In addition, Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev exchanged views on the prospects of the bilateral relations.
During the talks, President Aliyev also congratulated President Putin on the upcoming Victory Day. Putin voiced a gratitude to Aliyev for his congratulations and attention, and also congratulated the head of the Azerbaijani state on May 9.