BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 10. I’ve at all times been
enormously impressed by the political knowledge of Heydar Aliyev, as properly
as the desire with which he laid the foundations of the brand new
impartial state of Azerbaijan, Petar Stoyanov, ex-president of
Bulgaria, informed Trend.
Stoyanov was sharing his reminiscences of Heydar Aliyev as a part of
the joint Trend-NGIC venture titled “The lasting legacy of Heydar
“In December 1999 as a comparatively younger President of my nation,
I visited Baku on the invitation of President Heydar Aliyev. We had
extraordinarily fruitful and pleasurable discussions, together with a
one-on-one dialog. We mentioned intimately our bilateral
relations, main facets of the additional improvement of our
cooperation and the strengthening of friendship between Bulgaria
and Azerbaijan,” he mentioned.
As the ex-president identified, on this difficult interval,
President Heydar Aliyev demonstrated that he was a visionary.
“His objective was not solely to resolve the present issues of the
nation inside his mandate, but in addition to put one of the best foundations
for its improvement within the subsequent 40-50-100 years. Due to his
recognition of the wonderful strategic geopolitical place of his
nation, Azerbaijan established its position as an necessary think about
the “TRACECA” program for the Restoration of the Historic Silk
Route. I believe that this high quality of a visionary was essentially the most
necessary ingredient of his management of Azerbaijan,” Stoyanov
He added that, regardless of the distinction in age and expertise, it
was at all times a pleasure to speak with President Aliyev as he
was an clever, balanced and knowledgeable communicator.
“I loved speaking to him as a result of he had invaluable expertise
and a imaginative and prescient for the way forward for the post-Soviet area. He felt true
love for my nation which has similarities in measurement and shut in its
traditions to Azerbaijan, however extra importantly, due to the
future frequent duties we have been going through,” Stoyanov mentioned.
The ex-president famous that it isn’t by probability that the
Azerbaijani individuals name Heydar Aliyev the nationwide chief.
“After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Heydar Aliyev performed a
decisive position within the improvement and well-being of his nation:
from the historic achievements in gaining independence, by way of the
distinctive vitality tasks, attracting main international investments and
the revival of the Great Silk Road. All these historic
achievements of Azerbaijan are related with the title and
character of Heydar Aliyev,” he concluded.