Baku, Azerbaijan, April 8
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today attended a solemn ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
Held at the Heydar Aliyev Palace in the city of Nakhchivan, the ceremony brought together Nakhchivan government officials, scholars, culture and art figures, representatives of the diplomatic corps and members of Nakhchivan`s general public.
President Aliyev made a speech at the ceremony, while the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Vasif Talibov also addressed the event.
President Aliyev handed orders, medals and honorary title diplomas to a group of the Nakhchivani intellectuals, who he had awarded last week for their contribution to socio-economic development of Nakhchivan.
The ceremony featured a concert of Nakhchivani artists.
The concert was followed by a reception marking the 90th anniversary of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
Prior to the reception President Aliyev spoke with representatives of the diplomatic corps in Azerbaijan.
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