Robin Cook

Former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom

I admire the wisdom, rich worldview, deep knowledge, and far-sightedness of President Heydar Aliyev, a world-famous politician, and statesman. I adored the progress made in Azerbaijan thanks to his successful and unique leadership.

Great Britain displays particular interest in the countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia, and Azerbaijan plays a key role in this region. The United Kingdom is pleased with the day-to-day growth in its relations with Azerbaijan and the ascent of cooperation to the level of strategic partnership.

We are well aware of the achievements concluded in Azerbaijan due to the implementation of democratic reforms under the leadership of Heydar Aliyev. Great Britain is closely observing the democratization processes in Azerbaijan.