President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev expressed condolences to Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic.
"Dear Mr. President,
"I was deeply saddened by the news of the death of former President of the Republic of Italy, outstanding statesman Giorgio Napolitano.
"I highly appreciate Giorgio Napolitano's great contribution to the development of friendly and cooperative relations between Azerbaijan and Italy, and I always remember with fond memories my meetings with him.
"I share your grief over this heavy loss, and extend my deep condolences to you, the family of the deceased and the entire Italian people."