His Excellency Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Dear Mr. President,
I want to wish you and the people of Azerbaijan a joyous and prosperous Novruz Bayram. This time of renewal is an opportunity to reaffirm our cooperation and commitment to peace.
My Administration will work with Azerbaijan to address common security concerns and regional reconciliation. As a Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, we remain committed to helping the sides find a peaceful and lasting settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and to promoting reconciliation between Armenia and Azerbaijan to ensure a prosperous and peaceful future. We also support your efforts to diversify your economy and develop energy opportunities in the Caspian. The United States looks forward to exploring new opportunities for economic cooperation.
I extend my best wishes to you and the people of Azerbaijan on this new year and new spring.
President of the United States of America