Azerbaijani president attends ceremony commemorating Khojaly tragedy victims (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the ceremony held in connection with the 23rd anniversary of the Khojaly genocide on February 26.
A guard of honor was lined up near the memorial.
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, and visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavushoglu laid flowers at the memorial.
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 roses and carnations at the memorial.