The welcoming message reads:
“Your efforts to preserve the Russian language, culture and national traditions deserve the highest recognition, as does your effective contribution to strengthening multilateral Russian-Azerbaijan cooperation.
Azerbaijan is Russia’s strategic partner. With joint efforts, a great deal has been done to deepen friendship, good neighbourliness and interaction between our countries and peoples. And an important aspect of bilateral political dialogue are issues related to the practical solution of urgent problems of the Russian community in Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan citizens living in Russia. Help and support for compatriots remains an important priority of Russian state policy.”