Azerbaijani prime minister meets Turkish parliament speaker

Baku, August 29, AZERTAC

Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Novruz Mammadov has met with a delegation led by Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Binali Yildirim.

They hailed the current state of Azerbaijan-Turkey relations, and stressed the importance of high-level reciprocal visits in terms of expanding ties between the two brotherly countries.

Congratulating Binali Yildirim on his appointment as speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, PM Novruz Mammadov hailed the fact that Binali Yildirim paid his first visit to Azerbaijan as parliament speaker. Recalling the words of national leader Heydar Aliyev “One nation, two states”, the premier said that relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey are at the highest peak. “Our countries are cooperating in all spheres, share the same position on all issues, and always support each other in international organizations.”

Novruz Mammadov noted that the close friendship between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Turkey plays an important role in strengthening ties between the two countries. Highlighting the significance of the jointly implemented global projects, the prime minister praised relations between the legislative bodies of the two brotherly countries.

Speaking about the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov pointed out that Turkey always stands by and supports Azerbaijan on the settlement of the dispute.

Congratulating Novruz Mammadov on his appointment as prime minister of Azerbaijan, Turkish Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim said that it has already become a tradition that upon their appointment the two countries` officials pay their first official visits to the brotherly country. Binali Yildirim recalled the words of Great Ataturk "The joy of Azerbaijan is our joy and its grief is our grief".

The speaker of the Grand National Assembly underlined that Turkey has always defended Azerbaijan`s fair stance on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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