“Please accept my warmest congratulations on the occasion of your birthday,” the Russian president said in his message.
“As a true friend of Russia, you are making a significant contribution to the strengthening of strategic partnership relations between our countries,” he said.
Putin also expressed confidence in further fruitful development of bilateral relations in all areas for the benefit of the Russian and Azerbaijani peoples.
“Dear Mehriban Arif gizi, I sincerely wish you good health, happiness, well-being and success in your state activities. Please extend my cordial greetings to your family,” the Russian president added.