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Astana, Kazakhstan • 20 May, 2024 | 17:43
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President Tokayev Extends Condolences to Iran Over Death of President Raisi

The telegram was published by the press service of Akorda

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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the President of Kazakhstan, expressed his condolences on the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the Akorda press service reports.

On behalf of the people of Kazakhstan and himself, President Tokayev extended his sympathies to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, and the entire Iranian nation following the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of President Raisi and several government officials in East Azerbaijan Province.

"I received the news of President Ebrahim Raisi's passing and that of his loyal companions with deep sorrow. President Raisi was an outstanding statesman, who dedicated his life to serving the Iranian state, enhancing the welfare of his people, and maintaining regional stability. His initiatives and achievements were highly regarded by the international community. Kazakhstan will always remember Ebrahim Raisi as a responsible leader and an authoritative international politician who significantly contributed to strengthening bilateral cooperation,"

 the telegram reads.

As previously reported, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash, along with all those accompanying him. The passengers included Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, East Azerbaijan Province Governor Malik Rahmati, and Ayatollah Ali Hashim of Tabriz Province.

The crash occurred on Sunday in the mountainous region of northwestern Iran, near the borders with Azerbaijan and Turkey. President Raisi was returning from a visit to Iran's East Azerbaijan Province, where he had attended a ceremony with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to commission a dam on the Aras River.

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