Congratulatory letter to the chairman of the European Commission His Excellency Romano ‎Prodi - May 7, 1999‎

Distinguished Mr. Romano Prodi,

I congratulate you on the occasion of your election President of the European Commission.

We attach great importance to the expansion of contacts and close cooperation with the structures of the European Union.

I am sure that the agreement on partnership and cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and EU which is to enter into force soon, will ensure the development of our contacts on a firm legal foundation.

I once again express my gratitude to the EU for its numerous humanitarian and technical assistances to our republic. I hope that the European Commission headed by you, will further play an important role in strengthening the integration of Azerbaijan into the world community, establishing peace and security in our region.

I wish you successes in your work and extend my best regards.

Sincerely Yours,

Heydar Aliyev

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan