The congratulatory letter of the head of state says:
"On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and me personally, I congratulate you and the fraternal people of Uzbekistan on the national holiday - Independence Day.
It is encouraging that under your leadership fraternal Uzbekistan reached significant success in all spheres. Today Uzbekistan, a flourishing country with dynamic socioeconomic development and thoroughly developed political course, enjoys a deserved influence and respect in the international arena.
Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan share common cultures and moral values. Friendship and mutual support between our nations have rich traditions. I am convinced that the development and strengthening of these positive relations, close cooperation and partnership will further assist the flourishing of our countries.
On this remarkable day, I wish you, respected Islam Abduganiyevich, a sound health, happiness and success, as well as peace and prosperity to the friendly people of Uzbekistan".