World leaders are in the Turkish resort of Antalya where they are attending a summit meeting of the G20 group of nations. Among those present are President Obama of the United States, President Putin of Russia, Chancellor Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Cameron of Britain and leaders of the European Union institutions. The meeting is hosted by Turkish President Recip Tayip Erdogan.
A notable absentee is French President Francois Hollande who cancelled his travel to Turkey following the terroroist attacks in Paris on Friday night. The Paris attacks also overshadow discussions at the G20 as world leaders send a united message of condemnation of terrorism.
Among those present in Antalya is Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev. Azerbaijan is not a member of the G20, but Aliev is attending the summit as special guest of the Turkish Chairmanship of the G20.
photo: Leaders of the G20 nations at the openeing session of the summit in Antalya on 15 November 2015.
Mammadov has been part of Azerbaijan's ruling circle for a long time. He has headed the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidential Administration since 1997 and was appointed Assistant to the President for Foreign Affairs in 2017. He was also the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration.
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