The president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, who is currently on an official visit to Saudi Arabia, has travelled to Mecca where on Monday he performed the Umrah pilgrimage. Aliev was accompanied by his wife and children
An official statement said that the president and his family went to the Grand Mosque in pilgrims cloths and circumambulated around the Kaaba and performed prayer in the mosque.
Earlier President Aliev visited the headquarters of the organisation for Islamic Co-operation in Jeddah and met the Secretary-General of the Organisation and other officials.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: President Ilham Aliev accompanied by his son and son-in-law, praying at the Grand Mosque in Mecca during Umrah Pilgrimage on 6 April 2015. (Picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Azerbaijan).
Azerbaijani media reported that the two men exchanged views on issues related to the Karabakh conflict and the situation on the line of contact in the Karabakh conflict zone.