I was deeply saddened by the news of the death of former Emir, your grandfather Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani.
On behalf of the people ofAzerbaijanand on my own behalf, I extend my deep condolences to you, members of your family, and the people ofQataron this heavy loss.
May Allah rest his soul in peace!
President of theRepublicofAzerbaijan
Baku, October 25, 2016