Mehriban Aliyeva has been re-elected by the country's gymnastics Federation ©Baku 2015

Azerbaijan's First Lady has been unanimously re-elected as President of the country's Gymnastics Federation.

Mehriban Aliyeva, the wife of Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, will serve another five-year term after a meeting was held by the national governing body.

In addition, deputy head of the Azerbaijani President’s protocol service Altay Hasanov was re-elected as vice-president while the coach of the country's rhythmic gymnastics squad Rauf Aliyev was re-elected to the Executive Committee.

Aliyev was elected for the fourth time, along with Rafig Behbudov, while Mariana Vasileva was elected to the Committee for the first time.

Aliyeva is married to Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev
Aliyeva is married to Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev ©Getty Images

Issues discussed by the Federation included an action plan to further develop gymnastics in Azerbaijan.

Fifty-one-year old Aliyeva was named as Sports Personality of the Year by the Azerbaijan Sports Journalists Association this month.

She led the organising committee for the first European Games which were held in capital Baku in June, and will take on the same role for the Islamic Solidarity Games which will take place in the city in 2017.