“Good memories left of him will remain forever,” President Aliyev said. “On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my heartfelt condolences to you, the family and closed ones of the deceased, and the entire people of Iran.”
The Azerbaijani president has also sent a letter of condolences to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Rafsanjani died due to a heart attack in Tehran on Sunday afternoon.
He was Iran`s president between 1989 and 1997.