Azerbaijani President pays tribute to national leader Heydar Aliyev (UPDATE)(PHOTO)
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December 12 marks the 7th anniversary of the death of the architect and founder of the independent Azerbaijan, world-renowned politician, national leader Heydar Aliyev, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
Since the early hours of Sunday residents of Baku and other regions of the country as well as foreign guests have been visiting the Alley of Honors to lay flowers and wreaths at the tomb of the great son of Azerbaijan.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev also visited the Alley of Honors to commemorate national leader Heydar Aliyev.
President Ilham Aliyev laid a wreath at the national leader`s grave. A military orchestra played Azerbaijan`s national anthem.
The President also laid flowers at the tombs of renowned ophthalmologist Zarifa Aliyeva, statesman Aziz Aliyev and professor Tamerlan Aliyev.
Among those in attendance at the commemorative ceremony were Prime Minister Artur Rasizadeh, chairman of the Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov and Chief of the
Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev, as well as other officials, including MPs, ministers, heads of state committees and companies, and representatives of foreign countries.
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