Can Min, secretary-general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, sent a congratulatory letter to President Ilham Əliyev of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The EPA reports that the letter says:

"Ladies and gentlemen!

Accept my warmest congratulations on the National Day of Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan, which has made great strides in its sovereignty, is now known as an influential nation in the world arena that promotes independent, peaceful foreign policy, actively develops cooperation with its partners in various parts of the earth, and contributes significantly to the strengthening of international security and stability.

Let me thank you for your productive cooperation within the framework of our Organization and your attention to its activities. Azerbaijan has been a dialogue partner within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization for more than seven years, actively participating in its activities and contributing appropriately to the organization's development.

I would like to take the opportunity to wish you good health, endless energy, the realization of your plans, and peace and prosperity for the Azerbaijani people."