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Rouhani congratulates Aliyev re-election as Azeri president

Tehran, IRNAIran's President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday extended a message of congratulation to his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev on his re-election.

The election results show the support of Azerbaijani people for the government's agenda and proves their interest in the approach towards development and progress of the country that will be guided under your leadership,' Rouhani said in his message.

'There is no doubt that the growing trend of friendly ties between Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan that is rooted in historical, religious and cultural commonalities of the two nations, will be continued firmly with the support of the two countries' authorities,' the message read.

The 8th round of presidential elections in Azerbaijan with eight candidates was held in the Central Asian country on Wednesday. Aliyev won the fourth term of office as the president of the country. He has been in office since 2003.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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