Baku, Azerbaijan, May 9
A solemn ceremony on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the victory over fascism in the Second World War has been held in Baku on May 9.
Azerbaijani president, Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva participated in the event.
Chairman of the Republican Council of Veterans, Major General in reserve Dadash Rzayev welcomed the head of state.
President Ilham Aliyev and his spouse met with war veterans and congratulated them. The head of state was presented with gifts.
President Ilham Aliyev met with family members of twice Hero of the Soviet Union Hazi Aslanov, and congratulated them on Victory Day. Then President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev laid a wreath at the statue of Hazi Aslanov.
The head of state posed for photographs together with the war veterans.
A guard of honor passed in front of the Commander-in-Chief under the accompaniment of a military march.
The ceremony was also attended by Prime Minister Artur Rasizade, Parliament Speaker Ogtay Asadov, Head of the Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev and other officials.