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President Ilham Aliyev attends ceremony to mark May 9 - Victory Day in Baku


A solemn ceremony has been held in Baku to mark the 73rd anniversary of victory over fascism in World War Two.

 

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the ceremony.

 

President Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva met with war veterans and congratulated them on Victory Day.

 

Then President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev laid a wreath at the statue of Major General of Tank Troops, twice Hero of the Soviet Union Hazi Aslanov.

 

A guard of honor passed in front of the Commander-in-Chief under the accompaniment of a military march.

 

The Azerbaijani President and the first lady met with family members of twice Hero of the Soviet Union Hazi Aslanov, and congratulated them on Victory Day.

 

The head of state and the first lady posed for photographs together with veterans of World War Two.

 

The ceremony was also attended by Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov, Parliament Speaker Ogtay Asadov, Head of the Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev and other officials.

 

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