Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has congratulated Charles Michel on his election as President of the European Council.

“I’d like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to you on your election as President of the European Council,” read the congratulatory letter. “I hope that we will make joint efforts towards the expansion of relations between Azerbaijan and the EU, as well as all-round development and deepening of our cooperation.”

“I wish you good health, happiness and success in your upcoming responsible activity,” President Aliyev said.