Baku, Azerbaijan, May 10
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, his wife Mehriban Aliyeva and daughter Leyla Aliyeva have attended a tree-planting event in a green space on the 29th-30th kilometer of Zigh-Heydar Aliyev International Airport highway.
Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Huseyn Baghirov informed the president about green spaces created by the ministry from 2008 to 2016.
A total of 4,826,000 trees were planted across the country during these years, including more than 622,000 trees along Baku-Shamakhi highway, more than 463,000 trees in Bayil slope, over 1.6 million trees in Alat-Hajigabul section of Baku-Gazakh highway, over 680,000 trees along Baku-Guba highway, nearly 500,000 trees in Alat-Salyan part of Baku-Astara highway.
The president was informed that more than one million trees had been planted so far along Zigh-Heydar Aliyev International Airport highway in a space occupying a total area of 969 hectares and measuring 20 km in length.
President Ilham Aliyev, his wife Mehriban Aliyeva and daughter Leyla Aliyeva planted a tree here.
The president and his wife posed for photographs together with participants of the event.