Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited the Alley of Martyrs on the Day of National Mourning to pay tribute to the victims of the 'Black January' tragedy.
The president laid a wreath at the Eternal Flame memorial. The National Anthem of Azerbaijan was performed by a separate exemplary military orchestra of Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry, AzerTAc reports.
State and government officials, leaders of religious communities, ambassadors of foreign countries and representatives of international organizations functioning in Azerbaijan also attended the commemoration ceremony.
Azerbaijan's Prime Minister Artur Rasizade, the chairman of the Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov and the head of the President's Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev also took part in the ceremony.