President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Republic Day, APA reports.
The letter reads:
"Dear Ilham Heydar oglu.
Please accept my sincere congratulations on the occasion of your national holiday - Republic Day.
Azerbaijan has achieved significant success in socio-economic, scientific-technical and other fields. Your country has gained a high reputation in the world arena and plays an active role in addressing many important issues on the international agenda.
We appreciate the relations with Azerbaijan based on the traditions of good friendship and mutual respect. I am confident that through our joint efforts, we will continue to comprehensively strengthen our strategic partnership and fruitful cooperation in all areas for the benefit of our peoples, regional security and stability.
Dear Ilham Heydar oglu, I sincerely wish you good health and success, prosperity and peace to all your compatriots".