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BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 15Trend: On Friday, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a congratulatory letter to Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the occasion of her birthday.
According to Trend, the letter says:
On my own behalf and on behalf of the Azerbaijani people, I am glad to convey to you and all your people my most cordial congratulations and good wishes on the occasion of the national holiday of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – your birthday and your 95th anniversary.
You have passed a rich and deeply meaningful life path, covering a long historical period, you have devoted all your life and activities to the welfare of your native country, served your people with honor and dignity. Leading the United Kingdom from the second half of the twentieth century to the present, you have always been committed to your principles, carried out decisive and tireless activity, your boundless affection and love for the Motherland – all this has earned you high prestige all over the world.
Today, relations between Azerbaijan and the United Kingdom are developing successfully, our friendly ties are expanding every day. You have a great role to play in the formation, comprehensive development and achievement of the current level of our interstate relations.
I am convinced that these ties, which are deeply rooted and built on a solid foundation, and cooperation in a number of important sectors will continue to develop and expand consistently.
On this significant day, I once again cordially congratulate you, wish you good health, happiness, and success in your activities for the welfare of the friendly United Kingdom. “