We've been setting this exhibition up for nearly two years. I believe that its language – the language of Art – eloquently conveys the great accomplishments our country has made in all spheres of achievement.
On October 2, after the official welcoming ceremony was over, a meeting took place between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and Roman Pontiff Francis.
Then President Ilham Aliyev’s family members met with Roman Pontiff Francis.
Pontiff Francis presented keepsakes to President Ilham Aliyev’s family members.
Then mutual exchange of keepsakes followed.
One of the keepsakes Pope Francis presented to President Ilham Aliyev and Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva was a panting. This painting demonstrates acts of mercy around the world.
President Ilham Aliyev presented keepsakes consisting of handicrafts of Azerbaijani artisans to Roman Pontiff.
Roman Pontiff presented a tray with a picture of a toucan, a handicraft made in Mexico, to Mehriban Aliyeva. The tray has been adorned with a plate written by an order of Roman Pontiff Francis.
At the end, they were photographed.