An official welcoming ceremony for President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, who is in the Republic of Tajikistan on an official visit, has been held at the Palace of Nations in Dushanbe.
The guard of honor was arranged for the head of state at the square decorated with the national flags of Azerbaijan and Tajikistan.
President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon welcomed President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
The chief of the guard of honor reported to President Ilham Aliyev.
The military orchestra played the national anthems of Azerbaijan and Tajikistan.
The President of Azerbaijan saluted the soldiers.
The heads of state reviewed the guard of honor.
Members of the Azerbaijani delegation were introduced to President Emomali Rahmon, and Tajik state and government officials were introduced to President Ilham Aliyev.
The guard of honor marched in front of the heads of state to the accompaniment of a military march.
The Presidents posed for official photos.