During the phone call, Vladimir Putin extended birthday greetings to Ilham Aliyev.
Earlier, the Russian leader sent the President of Azerbaijan a birthday message, which said, in part:
“You rightfully enjoy high respect among your compatriots and abroad. Under your leadership, Azerbaijan has achieved impressive success in the economic and social spheres.
Your personal contribution to strengthening the strategic partnership between our states is no less considerable. I hope that together we will continue to develop mutually beneficial Russian-Azerbaijani ties in every area.”