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President Aliyev offers condolences over death of Iran’s Rafsanjani

10 January 2017 [10:35] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend


President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev offered condolences over the death of former Iranian president Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei.

“I was deeply saddened by the news of death of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, outstanding statesman, public and political figure,” said President Aliyev in his letter of condolences.

“Being the example of loyalty to his state and people through all his activities and way of life, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was also known as a wise and far-sighted politician. Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani made a significant contribution to the formation and the expansion of relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan,” he noted.

“On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my deep condolences to you, the family and relatives of the late Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, and the whole people of Iran,” added President Aliyev. “May Allah rest his soul in peace!”

President Ilham Aliyev also offered condolences to President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

“I was deeply saddened by the news of death of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, outstanding statesman, public and political figure,” said President Aliyev in his letter of condolences.

“Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, who took an active part in the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, made a great contribution to the development of ties of friendship and cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan. His memory will live forever,” noted the president.

“On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my deep condolences to you, the family and relatives of the late Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, and the whole people of Iran,” added President Aliyev. “May Allah rest his soul in peace!”

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