"On behalf of the people of Germany and on my own behalf, I extend my sincere congratulations to you and the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of Republic Day.
Your national holiday is being celebrated at an especially difficult time this year. I hope that through our global efforts we will be able to overcome huge challenges caused by the coronavirus crisis.
The past 28 years have witnessed very positive development of our bilateral relations. We hope that the course of economic and social reforms will open up new prospects for our cooperation. My country is looking forward to maintaining and deepening these close relations through personal discussions and visits.
I wish you and your people the best of health, well-being and tranquillity", the letter reads.
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