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President Ilham Aliyev's official visit to Iran - UPDATE - PHOTOS

09 April 2014 [23:56] - TODAY.AZ
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today met Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology, co-chairman of the intergovernmental commission Mahmoud Vaezi.

They stressed the importance of President Ilham Aliyev`s official visit to Iran in terms of expanding the bilateral ties.

They noted that discussions held between Azerbaijani and Iranian presidents would contribute to work of the intergovernmental commission.

The Azerbaijani President and the Iranian Minister said discussions held during the visit would play an important role in boosting the bilateral bonds.

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Following the ceremony of signing bilateral documents, Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Hassan Rouhani of Iran made press statements.

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Following a one-on-one meeting between presidents Ilham Aliyev and Hassan Rouhani, Azerbaijan and Iran have signed bilateral documents.

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov and Iran`s Minister of Sports and Youth Mahmoud Goudarzi signed “Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Sports and Youth of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the fields of youth and sports”.

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov and Iran`s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli signed “Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Interior of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the field of emergency situations management”.

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Huseyngulu Baghirov and Iran`s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi signed “Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the filed of meteorology and relevant issues”.

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Economy and Industry Shahin Mustafayev and Iran's Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian signed “Agreement on the construction and exploitation of Ordubad and Morazan hydroelectric power station between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

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17:28

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has today hosted an official reception in honor of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

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16:29

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani have had an expanded meeting involving their delegations as the Azerbaijani leader is on an official visit in Tehran.

After the expanded meeting the two presidents met in private, and Azerbaijan and Iran then signed several bilateral documents.

The signing ceremony was followed by a press conference which saw presidents Ilham Aliyev and Hassan Rouhani make press statements.

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12:20

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has today been given an official welcome at the Presidential Palace in Tehran as he is staring an official visit to Iran.

A ceremonial guard of honor was lined up for the Azerbaijani President in front of the Palace.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani welcomed President Ilham Aliyev.

The two presidents reviewed the guard of honor as a military orchestra played national anthems of Azerbaijan and Iran.

Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Hassan Rouhani then posed together for photographs.

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11:41

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Iran where he was received by high-ranking officials and a guard of honor at Tehran Mehrabad Airport.

High-ranking members of the Iranian government were there to welcome him. The airport was decorated with the flags of Azerbaijan and Iran.


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