Azerbaijan's first president Ayaz Mutallibov has died at the age of 84, APA reports.
Ayaz Mutallibov - First President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the last, 14th First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Azerbaijan SSR. He was born on May 12, 1938 in Baku in an intellectual family. In 1962 he graduated from the Azerbaijan Petrochemical Institute. In 1959, he was employed at the Refrigeration Plant and at the age of 26 was appointed plant manager.
In 1974, he became the director of the Bakelektromash production association. In 1977 he was the second secretary of the Narimanov District Party Committee of Baku, in 1979 the Minister of Local Industry, in 1982 the chairman of the State Planning Committee of the Azerbaijan SSR and the deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers.
He has been the chairman of the Council of Ministers since 1988. In January 1990, he was elected First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan, and then in May 1990, he was elected President of Azerbaijan by the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR. From July 1990 to August 1991 he was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
He was elected President of Azerbaijan in the general elections on September 8, 1991, and resigned on March 6, 1992.
Sending a congratulatory letter to the congress of the Social Democratic Party of Azerbaijan in Baku on June 30, 2012, Ayaz Mutallibov announced his resignation from the post of co-chair of the party and politics.