The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, paid tribute to his late Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, for his significant role in normalizing and broadening friendly ties between Tehran and Baku during a complicated juncture.

Iran PressIran news: In a telephone conversation with Iran's caretaker Foreign Minister, Ali Bagheri Kani, on Tuesday, Bayramov described Amir-Abdollahian's efforts as crucial in promoting relations between neighboring countries. He also mentioned Azeri President Ilham Aliyev's visit to the Iranian embassy in Baku on Tuesday morning as a sign of deep sympathy for the loss of the Iranian president and foreign minister in a recent helicopter crash.

Bayramov expressed Azerbaijan's readiness to expedite the implementation of the bilateral agreements concluded recently by the heads of the two states. In response, Bagheri Kani emphasized the inseparable nature of Tehran-Baku relations and hailed the late Iranian president and foreign minister's efforts as a valuable asset in promoting Iran's relations with regional states, including Azerbaijan.

The fatal helicopter crash occurred on May 19 as President Ebrahim Raisi returned from Khoda Afarin region in Iran's northwestern province of East Azarbaijan after inaugurating a dam at the common border with Azerbaijan and meeting with President Aliyev. The accident claimed the lives of President Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, the Friday prayers leader of Tabriz, the governor of East Azarbaijan, the commander of the president's security team, two pilots, and a flight crew member.

Despite the tragic loss, analysts believe that Iran's foreign policy, particularly regarding its nuclear program and regional alliances, is unlikely to undergo significant changes soon.