Michael Schmunk

Former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Azerbaijan

Despite the tragic conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, political and economic problems of the transition period for building a democratic society based on a market economy, President Heydar Aliyev managed to create stability in Azerbaijan, achieve recognition and respect for the republic in the international world. Heydar Aliyev strengthened Azerbaijan’s independence and ensured its economically successful future thanks to international oil agreements. These are the achievements of a great statesman.