President Aliyev: Azerbaijani-Turkish relations are at high level
As traditionally, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid his first official visitafter his re-election to Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on July 10.
Following the official welcoming ceremony, President Ilham Aliyev and President Erdogan held a oneon-one meeting, where the sides noted successful development of fraternal and friendly relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey in all spheres and expressed confidence in the further strengthening of ties.
The Azerbaijani-Turkish relations are at a high level, said President Aliyev during the joint statement to the press.
The head of state said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made his first visit to Azerbaijan after the election, which is an example of the Azerbaijani-Turkish brotherhood and this once again shows the unity of the two countries.
“The Turkish people once again rendered you confidence and support,” he noted. “You have been working hard for the development of Turkey for many years. Under your leadership, Turkey has passed a great and glorious path and turned into a great force on a world scale. Today Turkey has a decisive word in international issues. Economic reforms are being successfully carried out. In terms of economic development, Turkey holds one of the leading places in the world.”
“Under your leadership, stability has been fully restored in Turkey,” Ilham Aliyev added. “We, the Azerbaijani people, are very pleased with Turkey’s success. Our joint efforts also play an important role in reaching such a level of Azerbaijani-Turkish relations.”
Erdogan, speaking at the meeting, said that Turkey will do everything possible to achieve solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
“Previously, Turkey has also supported Azerbaijan in the issue of resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as in the issue of assistance to Nakhchivan,’ he said.
He noted that, if necessary, it will be possible to build a railway between Turkey and Nakhchivan in the future.
“The development of transport links between Turkey and Azerbaijan is in the interests of our countries,” Erdogan said.
He noted that, Turkey is also ready to provide medical assistance to residents of Nakhchivan on the territory of Turkey.
Erdogan noted that, the relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan in the sphere of defense are also developing. “Turkey is ready to transfer its experience in the defense sector to fraternal countries,” Turkish president said.
Erdogan thanked the President of Azerbaijan for his support in the fight against Gulen terrorist organization.
President Ilham Aliyev shake hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as part of his official visit to Baku on July 10.