Tony BLAIR, Prime Minister of the Great Britain (1997-2007)

Heydar Aliyev had been a great leader of Azerbaijan. He brought stability to his country in the period of chaos. Azeri nation should be proud of the heritage he input. 

In the period of his activity as President, progress in the relations between our countries had been achieved and Azerbaijan had improved its relations with Europe. His successful visit to Britain in July 1998, in particular our meeting in my residence located at 10, Dawning Street, is still in my memory. He established the foundation of strong relations existing at present between Azerbaijan and the United Kingdom. We are proud that through the great investments put by British companies the United Kingdom impacts on the progress of Azerbaijan.