Azerbaijani Politics 13 october — 11:35

Aliyevs receive Bulgaria's first couple in Baku (Photo)

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An official welcome ceremony has today been held for President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev who is on an official visit in the Republic of Azerbaijan, informs the press-service of the Azerbaijani Presidency.

A guard of honour was set up for the Bulgarian president in the square decorated with the national flags of the two countries.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his spouse, the country's First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva greeted President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev and his spouse Desislava Radeva.

The chief of the guard of honour reported to the Bulgarian president. The state anthems of Bulgaria and Azerbaijan were played. President Ilham Aliyev and President Rumen Radev reviewed the guard of honour. The guard of honour marched in front of President Ilham Aliyev and President Rumen Radev to the accompaniment of a military march.

State and government officials of Azerbaijan and Bulgaria were introduced to the presidents and first ladies. The presidents and first ladies then posed for official photos.

Following the official welcome ceremony, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva have met with President Rumen Radev and his spouse Desislava Radeva.

After that, President Aliyev and President Radev have held an expanded meeting joined by their respective delegations.

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