To the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe Mr. Walter Schwimmer - Baku, June 12, 2002

Dear Mr. Secretary General!

I heartily congratulate you on your 60th anniversary.

Azerbaijan, which took the road of building a democratic and civil society, attaches great importance to cooperation with the Council of Europe.

I hope you will continue to support expansion of our relations and fruitful cooperation with leading international organizations.

I wish you good health, happiness and success in your work.


Heydar Aliyev,
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Translated from "Azerbaijan" newspaper, June 14, 2002.