From Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Türkiye

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

Dear Mr. President, my dear Brother.
On behalf of my nation and myself, I convey my sincere congratulations to you on the occasion of your success in the election held today and your election as President of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the fifth time.
We have always been proud of Azerbaijan's sustainable development under Your Excellency's successful leadership, the liberation of all of its lands from occupation and its ever-growing international reputation.
The relations of brotherhood and solidarity between Türkiye and Azerbaijan rest on a foundation of slogans “Unity in joy and sorrow” and “One nation, two states” and will continue to represent a strong basis of our relations in accordance with the Shusha Declaration.
I do believe that your re-election by the brotherly people of Azerbaijan as their leader is a great achievement not only in terms of the unique relations between our countries, but also in terms of the establishment of peace and stability that our region has needed for many years. From this standpoint, I do hope that after your successful completion of the election as a victorious leader, the negotiations with Armenia, which you have put a lot of effort in, will result in the signing of a peace agreement.
With these thoughts, I am sure that your victory in the elections will benefit both the brotherly people of Azerbaijan and our region as a whole. I wish you success in this higher position.


Recep Tayyip Erdogan
President of the Republic of Türkiye

Letters 2024-02-07 22:05:00