President Ilham Aliyev has extended condolences to President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping.

Report informs via AZERTAC that the letter reads:

“We were deeply saddened by the news of the demise of the former President of the People’s Republic of China, prominent statesman Jiang Zemin.

“Jiang Zemin rendered significant services in laying the foundation for interstate relations and cooperation between Azerbaijan and China after the Republic of Azerbaijan gained state independence. We highly appreciate Jiang Zemin’s contribution to the development of Azerbaijan-China ties.