Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.12 / Trend /
An official welcoming ceremony of President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, who is paying an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan, was held on Friday.
The guard of honor was arranged in honor of the distinguished guest in a square decorated with state flags of the two states.
The chief of the guard of honor delivered a report to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
President Aliyev welcomed Uzbek President Islam Karimov.
The chief of the guard of honor delivered a report to the President of Uzbekistan.
After the national anthems of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan were performed, the heads of state reviewed the guard of honor.
The President of Uzbekistan saluted Azerbaijani soldiers.
Representatives of the state and government of Azerbaijan were introduced to President Karimov, while members of the Uzbek delegation were introduced to President Aliyev.
The guard of honor marched in front of the heads of state under the accompaniment of a military march.
Later the two presidents posed for photographs.