“Heydar Aliyev was the founder of modern Azerbaijan, and he played a great role in developing friendly relations with Georgia,” Kvemo Kartli governor Shota Rekhviashvili told journalists.

Report quotes him as saying that it is thanks to Heydar Aliyev that the Georgian-Azerbaijani relations rose to the level of strategic partnership.

“Heydar Aliyev attached special importance to the development of ties in all spheres. Major projects important not only for the two countries but also internationally were implemented during his presidency,” Rekhviashvili said.