Bill Clinton, former President the US (1993-2001)

I appreciate the role of President Heydar Aliyev in strengthening of Azerbaijan last years as an independent state marching along the path of democracy and market economy, in conducting economic reforms and achieving great accomplishments…

Under the leadership of President Heydar Aliyev Azerbaijan has achieved great accomplishments in overcoming the difficulties it faced on the path of independence. The United States wishes continuation of these successes.


Mr. President, I express to you my gratitude for the efforts shown in the field of development of the American - Azerbaijan relations. I think much of personal friendly relations developed between us.

Mr. President, you are very necessary for us. We highly appreciate your merits in the establishment of peace and stability in the Caucasus and in the Central Asian region. Export of rich resources of Caspian to the world markets through alternative routes, becoming possible due to your leadership and firm determination, will play a significant role in strengthening independence of the states of region.

(April 1999)