President Ilham Aliyev was congratulated on his birthday by many political, religious and cultural figures of the world, including Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Patriarch Kirill.
"Dear Ilham Heydar oglu! I heartily congratulate you on your birthday! You are known in Russian as a consistent supporter of enlargement of the whole complex of Russian-Azerbaijani cooperation, based on traditions of friendship and good neighborliness. Major joint projects in energy, industry, infrastructure, an intensive dialogue between the public institutions and business communities of our countries are implemented with your personal assistance. We have warm memories of numerous meetings with you. I will be glad to continue our interesting and confidential communication. I wish you, dear Ilham Heydar oglu, good health, happiness and new successes in your responsible state activity,’’ Dmitry Medvedev’s congratulatory message informs.