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Azerbaijan-Turkey cooperation contributes to regional development

Baku, December 3, AZERTAC 

Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, who is on a working visit in Azerbaijan. The ministers had a tete-a-tete meeting, and continued the discussions with the participation of delegations.

The sides hailed the development of fraternal and allied relations at the strategic level between the two countries.

FM Elmar Mammadyarov once again strongly condemned an attempt of coup perpetrated in Turkey and reiterated that the people and the State of Azerbaijan stands as always by the people and State of Turkey.

Mevlut Cavusoglu noted that they highly appreciate brotherly Azerbaijan’s solidarity with Turkey and thanked the people and Government of Azerbaijan. He added that the two countries` cooperation is getting further strengthened and improved by the projects like Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and TANAP.

The ministers stressed that Azerbaijan-Turkey successful cooperation in bilateral and multilateral format contributes to the regional development. In this sense, they added that as an important segment of the East-West transportation corridor Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line will be operational very soon. They also noted the continuation of TANAP project's construction works.

At the meeting it was mentioned that the two countries continue the mutual support and joint efforts in the framework of international and regional organizations such as the United Nations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Economic Cooperation Organization, Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States, Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization and others.

The importance of development of the bilateral cooperation between the countries in trilateral Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey, Azerbaijan-Iran-Turkey, Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan-Turkey formats was highlighted. They reviewed the ways of further expansion of this format.

Minister Elmar Mammadyarov informed his counterpart about the negotiations process on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that this conflict must be resolved through negotiations based on the relevant UN Security Council resolutions which demand withdrawal of Armenian forces from all occupied territories of Azerbaijan and within the territorial integrity, sovereignty and internationally recognized borders of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

During the meeting, the two also discussed the prospects of bilateral cooperation, increasing of trade turnover, as well as the regional and international issues of mutual interest.

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