From Xi Jinping, Chairman of the People’s Republic of China

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

Dear Mr President,

On behalf of the government and people of China and on my own behalf, I am honored to extend my sincere congratulations and best wishes to you and to the friendly people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the national holiday of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic Day.

The economy of Azerbaijan has been rapidly developing, stability and solidarity have been maintained in the society, and Azerbaijans international status and influence have been increasing day by day in recent years.

As a close friend of Azerbaijan, China is truly happy for this. I attach great importance to the development of China-Azerbaijan relations, and I am ready to make joint efforts together with you to achieve new successes in all areas of mutually beneficial cooperation to the benefit of the two countries and their peoples.

I wish the people of Azerbaijan progress and peace.

I extend to you my best wishes for your robust health.

Sincerely,

Xi Jinping

Chairman of the People’s Republic of China

Source: AZERTAC