26 may 2016, 19:57

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

Dear Mr. President,

I wish to congratulate you on the occasion of the Republic Day of Azerbaijan. I send you my best wishes for the well-being and prosperity of your country and its people.

Your Excellency’s personal support to the travel and tourism industry highlights importance that your government attributes to tourism as a tool for sustainable socio-economic development and for positioning Azerbaijan as a strong brand in the global tourism arena.

Please be assured of UNWTO’s continued support in your endeavors. I am convinced that the excellent relations between Azerbaijan and UNWTO will continue to grow in the years to come.

With my renewed congratulations, please accept, dear Mr. President, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Taleb Rifai

Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization