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BAKU, April 21. /TASS/. Azerbaijani President Ilkham Aliyev will attend the Victory Day parade in Moscow’s Red Square and will attend festivities marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, his spokesman Azer Gasymov told Baku-based APA news agency on Tuesday.
He said Aliyev had received an invitation from the Russian president several months ago, and an official confirmation came immediately.
Meanwhile, 25 foreign leaders and several international organisations have confirmed by the moment their participation in May 9 military parade in Moscow’s Red Square.
Among them are the leaders of North Korea and China, Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, President of the Cuban Council of State Raul Castro, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and other foreign leaders. The final list of the guests will be made up at the end of May.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in mid-March that Moscow had sent invitations to 68 leaders of foreign states and also the heads of the United Nations, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the European Union. However, many foreign leaders have decided to skip the celebrations in Moscow over Ukraine events.
"We have said more than once that we shall be prepared to welcome all who are prepared to share this holiday with us," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said last week.
Earlier Peskov said that Victory Day was a holiday for the whole country, the entire people and all veterans, so it would be a truly national holiday regardless of the presence of foreign guests.