Official welcoming ceremony held in Baku for Iranian president

An official welcoming ceremony was held in Baku for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is on a visit to Azerbaijan Aug. 7.

A guard of honor was lined up for the Iranian president in the square decorated with the national flags of the two countries.

The chief of the guard of honor reported to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

President Aliyev welcomed Iranian counterpart.

The chief of the guard of honor reported to President Rouhani.

Then, the national anthems of Iran and Azerbaijan were performed.

The presidents reviewed the guard of honor, and afterwards President Rouhani greeted the Azerbaijani soldiers.

State and government officials of the Republic of Azerbaijan were introduced to President Rouhani and members of the Iranian delegation were introduced to President Aliyev.

The guard of honor passed in front of the heads of states to the accompaniment of a military march.

Then, the Azerbaijani and Iranian presidents posed for photographs.

Source: Trend News Agency