His Excellency Mr Barham Salih, President of the Republic of Iraq

23 march 2019, 15:00

Dear Mr President,

I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties as a ferry sank in the Tigris river.

On the occasion of this tragedy, on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my deepest condolences to you, families and loved ones of those who died, and the whole people of Iraq.

May those killed rest in peace!

Ilham Aliyev

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, 23 March, 2019