Letter of congratulation from Heydar Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the oil industry worker- geologist Khoshbaht Yusifzade - Baku, January 13, 2000

Dear Khoshbaht Yusifzade!

I congratulate you with all my heart - the famous scientist and geologist, having great services in the development of oil and gas industry of Azerbaijan, with 70 anniversaries.

You are known as outstanding specialist, putting great effort to the exploring and extraction of the rich oil deposits in our country. Especially, your great service in successful implementation of large-scale exploring works in the Caspian sea. The exploring of the oil-gas condensate deposits "Bahar", "Guneshli", "Azeri", "Chirag", "Kepez" and others are realized directly under your leadership and your participation.

Your scientific work, directed to the solution of the relevant problems of oil and gas industry of the republic has played an important role in preparation and implementation of the projects of exploitation of the sea oil and gas condensate deposits of Azerbaijan, using of the scientific methods in mastering of oil and gas deposits, situated at a depth of the Caspian sea. Your inventions on perfection of the opening of the oil beds, by the method of exploitation of oil, gas and gas condensate deposits brought great benefit, visually demonstrated close connection of the science with manufacture in your activity. Your prognosis connected with calculation of the carbohydrate resources, always differs with its exactness and reliability, still more raised your authority among the scientist-oil industry workers and specialists. Great experience gained by you as outstanding scientist-oil industry worker and professional specialist, still more enriched as a result of efforts, made by you at the post of the vice-president of the State Oil Company. You showed great persistence in successful implementation of new oil strategy of the independent Azerbaijani Republic, in realization of the contracts made by oil companies.

Your activity in the development of the oil industry, awarded to state the premium, different orders and medals is a real school for the life of the young generation of oil industry workers. I am sure that in future you will not spare your strength for the effective exploitataion and extraction of our oil wealth in the name of the progress of our native Azerbaijan, improvement of the welfare of our people and you will reach new success in the sphere of the oil industry of our republic.

I wish you health, happiness and success in your work.

The president of the Azerbaijani Republic Heydar Aliyev