“Dear Mr. Bach,
I cordially congratulate you on the occasion of your re-election as the President of the International Olympic Committee and offer my best wishes.
Your resounding victory in the elections is a vivid testimony to the confidence of the entire Olympic family in you and a high assessment of your merits for the Olympic movement’s development and promotion of sports.
I note with pleasure that the cooperation between Azerbaijan and the International Olympic Committee is on a high level, and we attach great significance to the further expansion of this cooperation. I am confident that our partnership, for the sake of the triumph of the Olympic ideals, will continue to progress successfully.
I wish you strong health, happiness, and everlasting success in your endeavors,” Ilham Aliyev said in his letter.