Azerbaijani, Latvian presidents hold one-on-one meeting in Riga

  17 July 2017    Read: 996
Azerbaijani, Latvian presidents hold one-on-one meeting in Riga

An official welcome ceremony was held for President of the Republic of Azerbaijan at Riga Castle, the residence of Latvia’s president, on Monday.

A ceremonial guard of honor was lined up for President Ilham Aliyev in front of the castle decorated with national flags of Azerbaijan and Latvia.

Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis greeted President Ilham Aliyev.

The state anthems of Azerbaijan and Poland were played. The chief of the guard of honor reported to the Azerbaijani president.

The heads of state reviewed the guard of honor.

Latvian state and government officials were introduced to President Ilham Aliyev, while members of the Azerbaijani delegation were introduced to President Raimonds Vējonis.

The presidents posed for official photos and exchanged gifts.

Following the official welcome ceremony, the Azerbaijani and Latvian presidents held a one-on-one meeting.

The sides hailed the successful development of relations between the two countries in political, economic and other areas. The importance of the Azerbaijani president’s visit to Latvia in terms of expanding bilateral ties was underlined at the meeting.

They also exchanged views on a number of issues of mutual interest.

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