In honor of the New Year, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan has sent his congratulations to the Jews of his land. * “…the Jewish community plays a special role in the great progress and development of our country.”
Dear fellow countrymen!
I heartily congratulate you on the occasion of the New Year holiday of the Jewish people – Rosh Hashanah and send my best wishes to all of you.
Our citizens of Jewish origin are an integral part of the multi-ethnic and multi-religious society of Azerbaijan who have lived in the country in an atmosphere of calm, friendly and fraternal relations for centuries, maintaining their language and culture, customs and traditions and contributing to Azerbaijan’s public and political life. I am pleased to note that the Jewish community plays a special role in the great progress and development of our country, construction of a free civil society and communication of Azerbaijani realities to the world.
The annually celebrated Rosh Hashanah represents renewal, spiritual purity and solidarity. Once again I congratulate each of you on the occasion of this bright day and wish your families happiness and abundance to your homes.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Baku city, 14 September 2012