The official welcoming ceremony for the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, took place at the Palace of the Belarusian Head. The Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenka, welcomed the highly esteemed guest, Trend reports with reference to Belta. After the performance of the national anthems of the two countries, the Presidents attended the Guard of Honour where Aliyev received the report of the commander of the guard. Thereafter, the Presidents welcomed the senior officials of Belarus and the Azerbaijan delegation
The Guard of Honor paraded before the Presidents before Lukashenka and Aliyev left to hold a private meeting at the Palace. Later, it is planned to hold talks with other dignatories and a number of bilateral documents are expected to be signed.