Putin congratulated Aliyev on his 55th birthday

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

© Mikhail Metzel/TASS

MOSCOW, December 24. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated the 55th anniversary of President Ilham Aliyev. Congratulation published on the official Kremlin website.

“You rightly use sincere respect of compatriots and international reputation as an experienced and far-sighted statesman, willing to socio-economic development of Azerbaijan,” the message reads.

Putin also noted that Russia is the leader of Azerbaijan known “as a reliable friend of our country, a principled advocate of strengthening Russian-Azerbaijani strategic partnership, mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in various fields”.

Ilham Aliyev is President of Azerbaijan since 2003. Since 2009, he regularly included in the ranking of “500 most influential Muslims in the world”, which is published annually by the Royal Islamic strategic studies center (Jordan ). He is also the author of research works on geopolitical aspects of oil strategy of Azerbaijan.

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