Heads of several states congratulate President Aliyev on Republic Day - UPDATE

18 May 2016 15:21 (UTC+04:00)

Azerbaijan will celebrate a day of national pride - the 98th anniversary of the establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR) on May 28, 1918.

President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye has congratulated Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the Republic Day.

"On the occasion of the Republic Day, I would like to express my warm congratulations to Your Excellency and the people of the Republic of Azerbaijan," said Park Geun-hye in his congratulatory letter.

"I hope that the coming years will see the friendly and cooperative ties between our two countries as well as the bonds of friendship and happiness of our two peoples grow even further," he added.

"Please accept my best wishes for Your Excellency's continued good health and the enduring prosperity of your country," Park Geun-hye said.

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has also congratulated President Aliyev.

"As Azerbaijan celebrates its National Day, I extend to Your Excellency my congratulations and my best wishes for the well-being of the people of Azerbaijan," he said.

Azerbaijan's president also received congratulations from President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins.

"The people of Ireland join me in conveying to Your Excellency our sincere congratulations and warmest greetings on the occasion of your National Day," said Michael D. Higgins.

"We also avail ourselves of this opportunity to send best wishes for Your Excellency's personal well-being and for the happiness and prosperity of the people of Azerbaijan," he added.

President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III also congratulated Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the Republic Day.

"On behalf of the people and Government of the Republic of the Philippines, I congratulate Your Excellency on the occasion of your National Day," he said.

"I look forward to the strengthening of our bilateral relations through enhanced cooperation especially in the political, economic, and cultural fields and through collaborative efforts on issues of mutual importance to our nations and the international community," Benigno S. Aquino III added.

"I wish Your Excellency good health and success as you lead the people of Azerbaijan to lasting peace and prosperity," he said.

Pope Francis congratulated President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the Republic Day.

"I am pleased to convey my sincere congratulations to you and your people on the occasion of the national day of the Republic of Azerbaijan," Pope Francis's message said.

"May Almighty God help you realize your efforts towards ensuring a happy and peaceful life for your citizens," the message said." "I wish your Excellency and the whole people of Azerbaijan plenty of God`s blessings."

President of the Republic of India Pranab Mukherjee also congratulated President Aliyev on the holiday.

"On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to convey cordial greetings and felicitations to you and to the government and people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of your Republic Day," President Mukherjee's message said.

According to the message, India and Azerbaijan enjoy warm and friendly relations based on close historical and cultural ties.

"I am confident that through our cooperative endeavors our bilateral relations will continue to grow for the mutual benefit of our two peoples," the message said.

According to the message, India looks forward to further strengthening the country's multi-faceted engagement with Azerbaijan.

"I take this opportunity to extend my best wishes for Your Excellency's good health and well-being as well as for the prosperity and progress of the friendly people of Azerbaijan," the message said.

President of Montenegro Filip Vujanovic also congratulated President Aliyev on the holiday.

"I extend my cordial congratulations on the occasion of the national holiday of Azerbaijan, May 28 Republic Day," President Vujanovic's message said. "I wish for continued advance of Azerbaijan along prosperity for its citizens."

According to the message, the relations between Montenegro and Azerbaijan have always been cordial and friendly.

"I am confident that our future cooperation will further foster such relations between our states and nations," the message said.

"I avail myself of the opportunity to reiterate the expression of my high appreciation of the cooperation between our two countries, to which you have given huge personal contribution we are very grateful for," the message said.

"Esteemed Mr President, I wish you good health and success in performing your high duty," the message said.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto also congratulated President Aliyev on the holiday.

"It is my pleasure to extend to you my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan - Republic Day," the message said.

"I avail myself of this opportunity to reaffirm the commitment of the Mexican government to work together to strengthen and expand the bilateral relations for the welfare of our countries and societies," the message said.

"Dear Mr. President, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration," the message said.

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