17 years have passed since architect and builder of the contemporary independent Azerbaijani state, world-renowned political figure, national leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev passed away.
On December 12th, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva visited the grave of National Leader Heydar Aliyev in the Alley of Honour.
President Ilham Aliyev laid a wreath before the grave of the National Leader.
The state anthem of Azerbaijan was played.
Then, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva put flowers on the grave of eminent ophthalmologist-scientist, academician Zarifa khanum Aliyeva, the spouse of the National Leader.
Renowned state figure Aziz Aliyev and well-known physician-scientist Tamerlan Aliyev too were remembered, putting bunches of flowers on their graves.