Azerbaijani President, First Lady attend ceremony commemorating Khojaly genocide victims (UPDATE) (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.26 /Trend /
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the ceremony held in connection with the 21st anniversary of the Khojaly genocide on Tuesday.
A guard of honor was lined up and flowers were laid near the memorial, located at Khatai district.
President Aliyev put a wreath at the memorial and honored the memory of victims of Khojaly genocide.
Prime Minister Artur Rasizade, Milli Majlis Speaker Ogtay Asadov, Head of the Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev, First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva also paid tribute to Khojaly victims by laying flowers at the memorial.
Later President Aliyev was informed about reconstruction work conducted in the park, where the monument is erected.
The commemorative ceremony was attended by state and government officials, MPs, ministers, heads of committees and companies, leaders of religious confessions, as well as Khojaly massacre survivors.
The ceremony participants laid flowers at the memorial.