Kyrgyz President and his spouse visit National Flag Square in Baku (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 31 / Trend /
President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev and his spouse Raisa Atambayeva have today visited the National Flag Square in Azerbaijan's capital.
Almazbek Atambayev and Raisa Atambayeva were told that President Ilham Aliyev signed an Order on establishment of the National Flag Square in Baku on November 17, 2007. The same day, the President signed another order to declare November 9 as the National Flag Day.
The foundation stone for the National Flag Square was laid on December 30, 2007 with the participation of President Ilham Aliyev.
The inauguration ceremony of the National Flag Square took place on September 1, 2010.
Confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records, the flag flies on a pole 162 meters high and measures 70 by 35 meters. The upper part of the Square embraces three hectares and overall the square covers 60 hectares. The square features the state symbols of Azerbaijan (the coat of arms and the anthem) and the map of the country.
The Kyrgyz leader and his spouse also viewed the National Flag Museum established on the initiative of President Ilham Aliyev.
The museum features flags and emblems of states and khanates which existed in the territory of Azerbaijan, constitutions of Azerbaijan adopted in past years, postal stamps, banknotes, orders, medals, the flags kissed at inauguration ceremonies by national leader Heydar Aliyev and President Ilham Aliyev, the flag of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and ceremonial costumes.
President Atambayev was presented with keepsakes.