His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Esteemed Ilham Heydarovich,
It is with sincere respect and gratitude that I would like to congratulate you on the occasion of your birthday.
All your efforts and initiatives are aimed at further improving the lifestyle of the Azerbaijani people, increasing the country's power and accelerating its progress.
At our first meeting with you, I was convinced that your potential opportunities will be fully realized.
May the New Year bring you new victories and new achievements, and bless your old and loyal friends.
I wish you long life and the best of health.
Honored Artist of Russia, academician of the Russian Academy of Arts