An official welcoming ceremony was held in Baku for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who is on an official visit to Azerbaijan on July 14.
A guard of honor was lined up for the Ukrainian 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 Ukrainian counterpart.
The chief of the guard of honor reported to President Poroshenko. Then, the national anthems of Ukraine and Azerbaijan were performed.
The presidents reviewed the guard of honor, and afterwards President Poroshenko greeted the Azerbaijani soldiers.
State and government officials of the Republic of Azerbaijan were introduced to President Poroshenko and members of the Ukrainian 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 Ukrainian presidents posed for photographs.
President Aliyev and President Poroshenko have held one-on-one meeting later.
During the meeting, the two presidents noted the importance of the first visit of Poroshenko to Azerbaijan.
The presidents stated that historically the Azerbaijani-Ukrainian relations, the friendly ties between the two nations were at high level.
The heads of state discussed the prospects of bilateral relations in political, economic, energy, transport and humanitarian fields.
During the talk, they exchanged views on the issues of mutual interest between the two countries.
Azerbaijan and Ukraine have signed several documents in Baku.
The “Protocol of the 5h meeting of the Council of Azerbaijani and Ukrainian presidents” was inked by President Aliyev and President Poroshenko.
The “Protocol on cooperation in fighting customs violations in air transportation of goods between Azerbaijan’s State Customs Committee and State Fiscal Service of Ukraine” was signed by head of the State Customs Committee Aydin Aliyev and head of the State Fiscal Service Roman Nasirov.
The “Program of cooperation in culture and art for 2016-2020 between Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism” was inked by Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev and Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.
The Presidents have made statements for the press following the ceremony of signing Azerbaijani-Ukrainian documents.
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