Gianni Buquicchio

Former President of The European Commission for Democracy through Law

In recent years, I had the honor of meeting with Heydar Aliyev several times. Heydar Aliyev, like everyone who knew him, will remain in my memory not only as a statesman who devoted all his energy to the welfare of his country and the people of Azerbaijan, but also as a man of principle, always ready for new ideas and dialogue, and true to his convictions.