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12 october 2013, 17:30

Top U.S. officials continue to congratulate Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev as he claimed a landslide win in the October 9 presidential election.

Congressman Henry Cuellar said: “I congratulate you on your re-election as President of Azerbaijan. This is a great opportunity for the people of Azerbaijan to strengthen civil participation and civic engagement.”

“Our nations work together to prevent the spread of extremism and promote tolerance and prosperity globally.” “The United States and Azerbaijan share many values, including a vision for greater diversity and tolerance as well as respect for minorities and gender rights. We recognize that these fundamental building blocks for any democratic system have deep roots in the Azerbaijani society.”

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Steven H. Cymbrowitz, Member of the Assembly, State of New York, said: “Dear President Aliyev, Please accept my heartfelt congratulations to you on your successful re-election. The residents of Azerbaijan are fortunate to have a president with a proven record of strong leadership and a clearly defined vision for your nation`s future.

“As a New York State Assemblyman in Brooklyn, New York, I am proud to represent one of the largest Azeri populations in the United States. I greatly enjoyed traveling to Baku, Azerbaijan last year, a rewarding experience that provided me with deeper insight into the rich culture and traditions of many of my Azeri constituents.” “For 20 years, the United States and Azerbaijan have joined a strong diplomatic partnership, predominantly because of our mutual interests. As a friend of the Republic of Azerbaijan, I wish every success to you and the Azerbaijani people as you lead your nation forward.”