Azerbaijan approves action plan on Khojaly genocide anniversary
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27
Head of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration has issued an order approving the plan of events on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide on Jan. 27.
The action plan was signed to ensure the implementation of the order "On the 25th anniversary of Khojaly genocide" of the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan, dated Jan. 24, 2017.
The plan envisages laying wreaths at the Khojaly memorials in Khatai district in Baku, in Goranboy district and Agjakand village, holding press conferences, commemorative ceremonies at embassies, missions and diaspora organizations of Azerbaijan in foreign countries, ensuring media coverage of these events both within the country and abroad.
Under the plan, religious confessions and organizations operating in the country will hold commemorative ceremonies for victims of the Khojaly genocide.
On February 26, first lessons at schools will be dedicated to the Khojaly tragedy and a minute of silence will be held at 17:00 (UTC/GMT+4) throughout the country to commemorate the victims of the Khojaly genocide.
National flags of Azerbaijan will be flown at half-staff in the country that day as a sign of mourning.