Former heads of states congratulate Azerbaijani President

Former heads of states congratulate Azerbaijani President
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  • calendar-gray 23 December 2019

Co-chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, former President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Former Romanian President Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Lebanon Amin Gemayel sent a congratulatory letter to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on his birthday, APA reports.

"Dear Mr President,

Please accept my warmest personal greetings and best wishes for a happy birthday. May your years ahead be filled with continued good health, good cheer and growing success in all your endeavors!

On this happy occasion, I wish to reiterate my sincere thanks and those of my fellow Board members for your unwavering support to the Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC), in whose creation your personal initiative played such a fundamental role. You may be assured that both the growing success of the Baku Forums and the increasingly influential high-level international activities of the NGIC continue to raise the profile of Azerbaijan as an important country and gain ever new friends and partners in matters of international concern.

With assurances of my highest consideration, I remain, Mr President,

Yours sincerely,

Vaira Vike-Freiberga

Co-chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Centre,

President of World Leadership Alliance/Club de Madrid,

President of the Republic of Latvia (1999-2007)"

"Dear Mr President,

I have the pleasure to extend to you my cordial congratulations and best wishes for your good health, personal happiness and success on the occasion of your birthday.

I also would like to take advantage of this chance to express my heartfelt gratitude for your continuous support to the Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC) since its founding. Thanks to your leadership, the NGIC has grown to a world-renowned institution over the years. I strongly believe that with your guidance the NGIC will continue to develop further and serve its higher national and international goals such as the promotion of peace and understanding of the other, as well as the advancement of cultural, ethnic and religious identities through education among the younger generation.

I have particularly appreciated your patronage of the Global Baku Forum, which I have attended ever since the first edition, and that represents an excellent opportunity to reunite Nobel Prize laureates, members of the scientific and cultural elites worldwide, democratic political leaders and representatives of the young generation and I am looking forward to attending the next important events organized in Azerbaijan.

Please accept the assurance of my highest consideration,

 Emil Constantinescu

President of Romania (1996-2000)"


Let me first wish you the best on your birthday and everything good in the year ahead. I hope it will bring peace and prosperity to you, your family and your country.

I take this opportunity to assure you of the strong bonds with Azerbaijan, which are concretized by my numerous official and personal visits to your country, as well as the partnership between “Maison du Futur”, the think tank I founded and have been presiding, and the prominent “Nizami Ganjavi International Center”, both dedicated to promoting democracy and liberty all over the region.

We share the same concern regarding our values and principles of promoting peace, prosperity and justice through tolerance, cultural exchange and knowledge.

I am therefore dedicated to promoting them with strength and determination, in the hope of pursuing our work together towards our common aims, and elaborating our cooperation on all levels.

God Bless you.


Amine Gemayel

Former President of the Lebanese Republic"


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