17 july 2017, 11:50

An official welcome ceremony has today been held for President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the residence of the Latvian President, Riga Castle.

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

Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis greeted President Ilham Aliyev.

A military orchestra played the national anthems of Azerbaijan and Latvia.

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

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 Vejonis.

The presidents posed for official photos.

President Ilham Aliyev signed the honorary guest book at the State Emblem Hall of the Riga Castle.

The heads of state then exchanged keepsakes.

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