Azerbaijani president visits statue of Ismoili Somoni in Dushanbe
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.16
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has visited the statue of Abu Ibrahim Ismail ibn Ahmad in Tajik National Solidarity and Revival complex in Dusty Square, Dushanbe.
The guard of honour was arranged in honour of President Ilham Aliyev. The head of state laid a wreath at the statue.
Abu Ibrahim Ismail ibn Ahmad better known as Isma'il ibn Ahmad, was the Samanid amir of Transoxiana (892-907) and Khorasan (900-907). He was the founder of the Samanid dynasty who renounced Zoroastrianism and embraced Islam.