Uzbek President congratulates Azerbaijani counterpart

Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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# 22 December 2023 10:52 (UTC +04:00)

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sent a letter of congratulation to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of his birthday, APA reports.

The letter reads:

"Dear Ilham Heydar oglu, dear brother.

I extend my heartfelt congratulations on your birthday and happy to offer you the warmest and sincerest wishes.

We know you as a patriot and devoted son of the Azerbaijani people, a wise leader of fraternal nation, an outstanding statesman and political figure of our era, and we highly appreciate it.

Your name is intricately linked with the systemic reforms and large-scale transformations aimed at ensuring the socio-economic development of Azerbaijan, comprehensive strengthening of the foundations of independent statehood, and substantial constructive efforts driving the rapid progress of your country.

The complete restoration of your country's territorial integrity and the establishment of historical justice have truly become a reality thanks to your unwavering resolve.

Undoubtedly, the negotiations we conducted with you in the spirit of mutual trust and sincerity during my unprecedented state visit to Azerbaijan in August of this year, the important agreements we reached, and our joint participation in the opening ceremony of the Mirzo Ulugbek school in the city of Fuzuli made a profound impact on our extensive bilateral relations.

Taking this opportunity, I would like to once again congratulate Your Excellency on the excellent hosting of the first Summit of the United Nations Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia recently in beautiful Baku at your initiative, and emphasize that this international event will contribute to the overall development of our region.

I am confident that, through our joint efforts, our multifaceted and long-term strategic partnership will continue to develop effectively for the common interest of our fraternal peoples in the future.

Dear Ilham Heydar oglu, on this joyful day of your life, I heartily congratulate you, my dear brother, and wish you good health, inexhaustible energy, domestic harmony, and new successes in your extremely honorable and responsible activities, and the brotherly people of Azerbaijan peace, tranquility, sustainable progress, and prosperity.

With deep respect and esteem,

Shavkat Mirziyoyev

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan"