From James Appathurai, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy21 april 2018, 16:35
His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Dear President Ilham Aliyev,
On behalf of the Secretary General, I would like to congratulate you on your re-election as President of Azerbaijan earlier this month.
NATO and Azerbaijan first established relations a little over 25 years ago, and our partnership has grown steadily in significance during that time. We highly appreciate Azerbaijan’s long-standing troop contributions, and in particular, your decision to increase the number of troops deployed at the RSM at the end of last year. I also welcome your engagement to promote a vibrant political dialogue and practical cooperation through the NATO-Azerbaijan Individual Partnership Action Plan.
As NATO’s Special Representative to the Caucasus, I look forward to further develop our cooperation and dialogue in the coming period.
NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy