To President of the State of Israel, His Excellency Mr. Shimon Peres
Dear Mr. President,
I have been deeply saddened by the news of the death of former Prime Minister of the State of Israel, prominent statesman and political figure Ariel Sharon.
I share your grief over this heavy loss. On behalf of myself and the people of Azerbaijan, I express my deepest condolences to you, family, and relatives of Ariel Sharon, and to the people of Israel.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Baku, 12 January 2014