Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday congratulated his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, on his 59th birthday.

Erdogan wished Aliyev a healthy, peaceful, and long life with his family and nation during the phone conversation with his counterpart, according to a statement by Turkey’s Communications Directorate.

The Turkish leader said Aliyev’s efforts towards establishing prosperity and development for his country as well as the peace and stability in the region are of historical importance.

Erdogan also thanked the Azerbaijani leader for his contributions to strengthen Turkey-Azerbaijan relations.

He added that Turkey-Azerbaijan brotherhood and solidarity in all areas will continue to improve.

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