Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland sent a congratulatory letter to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the national holiday of the Republic of Azerbaijan – Independence Day.

“As you celebrate the important occasion of your National Day, I would like to congratulate Your Excellency, and send my good wishes to the people of Azerbaijan. As we overcome global health challenges together, with determination and fortitude, may we look to better times in the future,” the letter reads.