His Excellency Mr Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation

Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich,

I express my heartfelt gratitude for high appreciation of my activity to develop the ties of friendship between Azerbaijan and Russia and for the honorary award of the Russian Federation - the Order of Friendship.

Relations between our two countries cover many areas. These relations have reached the level of strategic partnership. The cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia is based on centuries-old foundations. Azerbaijan and Russia are building their relations on the principles of peace, mutual respect and good neighborliness. Our friendship and effective partnership fully meet the interests of our countries and peoples, and contribute to peace and stability in the region.

Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich, I would like to once again extend my sincere gratitude to you for the honorary award. I wish you good health, happiness and successes, and the people of Russia all the best, peace and prosperity.


Mehriban Aliyeva

First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan