From Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

04 june 2019, 16:00

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

Your Excellency,

I am pleased to extend my warmest congratulations to the people of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the Republic Day.

These are challenging times, when international cooperation is needed more than ever. The entire world gains when “We the Peoples” come together in good faith for peace, sustainable development and human rights.

As you mark this day, I count on your country’s active engagement to help strengthen the United Nations and advance our efforts towards a better future for all.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Antonio Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations