From the speech of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev at the presentation ceremony of honorary doctor diploma of MGIMO - Moscow, September 24, 2002

“…I thank everyone who is related to honorary doctor title awarded to me. I appreciate it a lot. I hold various titles, including honorary doctor of a number of foreign universities, but this award of such a reputable, respected and famous university has a special significance for me. Therefore, I would like to express my gratitude and assure you that I shall do my best to deserve your trust…”