BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 23. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of condolences to President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella on the death of the former President of the Italian Republic, the outstanding statesman Giorgio Napolitano, Trend reports.
"Dear Mr. President,
I was deeply saddened by the news of the death of former President of the Republic of Italy, outstanding statesman Giorgio Napolitano.
I highly appreciate Giorgio Napolitano's great contribution to the development of friendly and cooperative relations between Azerbaijan and Italy, and I always remember with fond memories my meetings with him.
I share your grief over this heavy loss, and extend my deep condolences to you, the family of the deceased and the entire Italian people," the letter said.