Viktor Yanukovych

Former President of Ukraine

The last 30 years of the history of Azerbaijan are inextricably linked with the name of Heydar Alirza oglu Aliyev, the outstanding son of your nation. A wise leader and a very experienced politician Heydar Aliyev, as a true patriot, did everything possible to develop the socio-political, economic, and cultural life of his country. His undisputed leadership has stood the test of time and is not in doubt either in Azerbaijan or in the world.

The activity of Heydar Aliyev in the Soviet and post-Soviet times was an example of serving the people and consistently protecting national interests. Heydar Aliyev, who has a sharp analytical mind and far-sightedness, has earned a reputation as a reliable partner in political negotiations both within the country and abroad.

Azerbaijan has entered the third millennium increasing its economic potential, developing its national and moral values.

We, Ukrainian friends of the fraternal Azerbaijani people, sincerely rejoice at your successes and will never forget who made these succeses possible to a decisive extent. We are proud that we can call ourselves contemporaries of Heydar Aliyev.