From Richard Wagner, Administrator of the Government of Canada

His Excellency Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Your Excellency,

On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to you and to the people of Azerbaijan on the anniversary of your country’s establishment.

Our people-to-people links from a robust base for our bilateral relationship, which is further strengthened by the contributions of a vibrant Azerbaijani-Canadian community. We can also celebrate our international cooperation, cultural and education associations, women’s empowerment, commercial ties, and our shared commitment to a just future for all.

The past year brought many significant challenges. Canada sincerely hopes that better days are ahead, and we wish peace and prosperity to all the people of Azerbaijan as we eagerly prepare to return to normalcy.

We join the people of Azerbaijan, as well as all Azerbaijani-Canadians, in celebrating your country’s independence and a promising future.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Wagner

Administrator of the Government of Canada