Jean Lemierre

Former President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The role of Mr. Heydar Aliyev in establishing stability in Azerbaijan in the early years of independence is well known. Thanks to his strong leadership, Azerbaijan was able to assert its position among world states. It also contributed to economic development and opened up new investment opportunities. I hope that the legacy of Mr. Heydar Aliyev will become a solid foundation for building a prosperous and democratic Azerbaijan, and the people of the country will benefit from this legacy.