President Aliyev: Azer­bai­jani-Turk­ish re­la­tions are at high level

Azer News - - Front Page - By Sara Is­rafil­bay­ova

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.

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