Vahid Alekperov

Former President of LUKoil oil company

It is particularly pleasing for me to acknowledge the distinguished role of Heydar Aliyev as a state leader in Azerbaijan and the broader South Caucasus region.

Heydar Aliyev’s multifaceted activities in various leadership positions have earned him fame and well-deserved respect across the globe. He is known and appreciated not only as a wise politician, distinguished by non-standard thinking, a leader who led the country on the path of democratization and market reforms, an active fighter for peace, but also as a scientist and a prominent public figure.

Under the leadership of Heydar Aliyev, the Republic of Azerbaijan has achieved broad international recognition. Undoubtedly, Heydar Aliyev’s efforts, extensive knowledge, and rich life experience form the basis of such recognition in the international arena. Through Heydar Aliyev’s tireless work, stability and security have been established and preserved in the South Caucasus region, economic and cultural relations have been restored and revitalized, contracts have been signed, and investments have been attracted. The oil company “Lukoil” takes pride in having established strong partnership relations with Azerbaijani enterprises. We desire for these relations to effectively contribute to the strengthening of our economies and to the prosperity of the Azerbaijani and Russian peoples.