Vladimir Putin warmly congratulated Ilham Aliyev on his 55th birthday.
Mr Aliyev expressed his deepest condolences to the President of Russia over the heinous murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov.
The two leaders discussed certain current matters pertaining to Russian-Azerbaijani cooperation and exchanged opinions on a number of issues on the regional and international agenda.
Earlier, Mr Putin sent a message to the President of Azerbaijan, congratulating him on his birthday. The message reads, in part:
“You are rightly held in great esteem by your compatriots and enjoy a high international standing as an experienced and far-sighted statesman who does a great deal to promote Azerbaijan’s social and economic development.
In Russia you are known as a reliable friend of our country and a leading advocate of strengthening the Russian-Azerbaijani partnership and mutual bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas.
I highly value the trust and understanding between us. I look forward to continuing our constructive dialogue and fruitful collaboration.”