Willy Wimmer

Former Member of the German Bundestag

When Mr. Heydar Aliyev was elected president, those in the West were suspicious of him: we thought he would restore communism in Azerbaijan. But it soon became clear that we were wrong. In this difficult time, the state of Azerbaijan needs such a highly experienced and wise leader. Now Azerbaijan reminds us of Germany that emerged from the Second World War, and President Heydar Aliyev reminds us of Chancellor Adenauer. If internal and external forces do not interfere with President Heydar Aliyev, if they allow him to function, the current stage of Azerbaijan’s development may go down in its history as the beginning of a revival period – your country will come out of the war with an honorable peace. Stability, socio-economic prosperity, increased respect and influence in the international community – all this can become a reality for Azerbaijan.