Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan sent a letter of condolences to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.
I was deeply saddened by the news of the death of Minister of Finance of the United Arab Emirates, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, prominent statesman Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
I share your grief over this heavy loss, and on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my deepest condolences to you, all the members of your family, and the friendly people of the United Arab Emirates.
May Allah rest his soul in peace!" the letter said.