From Mary May Simon, Governor General of Canada

His Excellency Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
On behalf of all Canadians, I congratulate you and your fellow citizens on the anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Canada is determined to continue strengthening its bonds with Azerbaijan, including our people-to-people ties built by the vibrant Azerbaijani-Canadian community. Our positive bilateral relationship is bolstered by our dedication to addressing the most pressing challenges of our time, such as women's empowerment, global security and environmental stewardship. Furthermore, Canada strongly believes in the value of democratic growth and prosperity in fostering peace in the South Caucasus.
Canada looks forward to Azerbaijan hosting COP29 later this year and is committed to further developing its relationship with Azerbaijan as we all strive for a better future for our citizens.
On this day of celebration, I wish you and the people of Azerbaijan the very best in the coming year.

Yours sincerely,


Mary May Simon
Governor General of Canada

Letters 2024-05-30 19:09:00