President of the Republic of Iraq Abdullatif Jamal Rashid has sent a congratulatory letter to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Report informs via AZERTAC.

“As-salamu aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

It is with great pleasure that I extend my sincerest congratulations to Your Excellency on the occasion of the national holiday of friendly Azerbaijan – the Independence Day. I wish you robust health and success, and your friendly people continuous progress and prosperity.

Taking this opportunity, I emphasize my determination to strengthen relations between our countries and peoples as well as develop joint cooperative relations,” reads the letter of the Iraqi president.

Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa has also congratulated President Ilham Aliyev.

“Dear Excellency President Ilham Aliyev,