First Vice-President of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva has extended condolences over the death of well-known Azerbaijani oriental scientist, academician Vasim Mammadaliyev, who translated the Koran into the Azerbaijani language for the first time, on her Instagram account.
"A man with a very high intelligence and rare moral qualities, Vasim muallim, had undoubtedly an influence on the world of science. He has exceptional services in the development of oriental studies in Azerbaijan. A great researcher and talented teacher, Vasim Mammadaliyev was a follower of the centuries-old traditions of Azerbaijani science. The death of academician Vasim Mammadaliyev is a great loss for all of us. The memory of great scientist will always live in our hearts. May Allah rest his soul in peace," the statement reads.