Azerbaijan’s energy minister Natig Aliyev passes away
Azerbaijan’s Energy Minister Natig Aliyev has passed away June 9, the press-secretary of the ministry Zemine Aliyeva said, speaking with the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza.
Om June 3, Natig Aliyev had been placed at the Central Hospital of Oil Workers in Baku due to heart problems. On June 5, he has been brought to Turkish hospital Florence Nightingale for medical treatment.
Natiq Aghaami oglu Aliyev was born on November 23, 1947 in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 1970, he graduated from Azerbaijan State Oil Academy. He has a PhD in Geology-Mineralogy Sciences.
In 1993, he was appointed the Chairman of Board of Director and President of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic by President Heydar Aliyev. He retained the post of the President until December 6, 2004 when he was appointed the Minister of Industry and Energy of Azerbaijan Republic.
Aliyev was also the Chairman of the State Committee for Development of Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC). In 2008, he was elected a member of the International Engineering Academy in Moscow. Aliyev has been awarded with Shohrat Order due to service in development of oil industry in Azerbaijan Republic. He was also awarded with Order of the Glory of Georgia, Legion d’Honneur of France and Meritted Engineer Medal of Azerbaijan Republic.
The team of Vestnik Kavkaza is expressing condolences to relatives, friends and colleagues of Natig Aliyev.