President of Romania Klaus Werner Iohannis has addressed a letter of congratulation to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Independence Day, APA reports.
The letter of congratulation reads:
"His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
The celebration of the National Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan gives me the opportunity to extend my cordial congratulations, as well as my wishes for prosperity and peace to you and the Azerbaijani people.
The close and solid relations between our states are based on strategic interests. In this sense, your country represents for Romania a natural and reliable partner in the South Caucasus region. My recent visit to Baku was an excellent opportunity to agree on concrete actions to strengthen the rapprochement and cooperation between our states. I reiterate my gratitude for the warm welcome and substantive discussions with Your Excellency.
I am convinced that we can channel and deepen the existing development potential, both by exploiting the existing opportunities within the Strategic Partnership, and by developing regional projects in fields such as energy or transport.
At the same time, Romania will continue to act in support of the continuous and solid development of the dialogue between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the European Union.
Mr. President, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.
Klaus Werner Iohannis
President of Romania".