The leadership of the Azerbaijan Rugby Federation has expressed condolences over the death of Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov.
"During his tenure as Minister of Youth and Sports, Azad Rahimov has always demonstrated business acumen and organizational skills. His deep sense of responsibility and commitment to the principles of statehood earned him great respect among athletes and staff. He was always distinguished by his attention and care for young people. Azad Rahimov's fruitful activity was highly appreciated by President Ilham Aliyev. He was awarded the highest state awards of the independent Republic of Azerbaijan, the Order of Glory and the Order of Merit of the 1st degree. Azad Rahimov will live in the memory of each of us as a socio-political figure, a capable organizer and a sincere person.
The leadership of the Azerbaijan Rugby Federation welcomes the news of the death of the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Azad Rahimov, and extends its deepest condolences to his family and relatives.
Rest in peace!"
Azad Rahimov died on April 30 in a hospital in the United States.