Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

“I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties and destruction as a result of Typhoon Hagibis in your country,” the Azerbaijani president said in his letter.  

“On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my deepest condolences to you, the families and loved ones of those who died, and the whole people of Japan, and wish the injured the swiftest possible recovery,” said President Aliyev.