From Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic

05 april 2017, 14:25

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

Dear Mr President,

The 21st of February marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and Azerbaijan.

I am happy that over these 25 years our countries have built strong relations that are consistently developing and diversifying. I had the opportunity to reiterate this during my visits to Azerbaijan in May, 2014 and in April, 2015.

Our close political dialogue, rich trade and economic exchange, as well as accomplishments in the fields of culture and university by the example of the French-Azerbaijani University prove the dynamism and potential of our relations in all areas.

I wish that our countries would move forward on this path and strengthen relations in order to build real cooperation.

You can rest assured that France will work actively and continue its commitment as a co-chair of the Minsk Group in order to find a negotiated and lasting solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that will be of benefit to the whole region.

Dear President, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.


Francois Hollande

President of the French Republic