Heydar Aliyev not to honor new President’s inauguration
Azerbaijan's incumbent President Heydar Aliyev, who has been receiving medical treatment abroad since July 8, is not expected to attend the Friday inauguration of his son Ilham Aliyev, Hafiz Pashayev, Azerbaijani Ambassador to the United States has told Azerbaijan’s ATV channel.
"The president's return home depends on his doctors’ decision. I don't think he will take part in the inauguration," he said.
Pashayev noted that Heydar Aliyev was taking successful treatment at the Cleveland Clinic of the United States where he arrived on August 6, after a four-week checkup at the Gulhane Hospital in Turkey.*