Putin congratulates Ilham Aliyev on 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Russia and Azerbaijan
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
“Over the past 25 years, we have managed to maintain and develop the friendship and mutual respect that traditionally link the people of Russia and Azerbaijan. Inclusive political dialogue, active inter-parliamentary and inter-regional cooperation have been established between the two countries. Economic, trade, investment, scientific, technical and humanitarian ties and contacts between civil society institutions are expanding," the Kremlin press service cited the statement as saying.
“Moscow and Baku coordinate efforts in resolving pressing issues of the regional and global agenda and enjoy effective cooperation within international organizations,” the Russian President added.
"I’m confident that through joint efforts we will continue to actively develop the strategic partnership between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan. This meets the fundamental interests of the citizens of our states and contributes to the strengthening of peace, security and stability in the South Caucasus and beyond,” the Russian president said in his letter," he pointed out.
Putin wished his Azerbaijani counterpart robust health and success, well-being and prosperity to the people of Azerbaijan.