The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has arrived in Baku at the start of an official visit to Azerbaijan.
Nazarbayev was greeted at Baku's Heidar Aliev airport by Azerbaijan`s first Deputy Prime Minister Yagub Eyyubov, Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov and other officials.
President Nazarbayev is expected to meet Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev and other Azerbaijani officials later today.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan arriving at Baku airport on 2 April 2017.
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