Jul 10 2018 22:22
Rustam Abdul-Aliyev
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Today, Baku and Ankara successfully cooperate in all spheres - from political to humanitarian ones. Military-technical cooperation occupies an important place in the relations. Azerbaijan buys from Turkey modern weapons, part of which was demonstrated at a military parade held in June. This year, it is planned to hold 7 joint military exercises, 3 of which have already been conducted. Turkey’s full support in the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is of special importance for Baku.  

In a press statement made jointly with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stressed that the armed forces of Armenia must urgently and unconditionally withdraw from the occupied Azerbaijani lands, in line with the UN resolutions. The territorial integrity of Azerbaijan must be restored. Turkey's position is fully consistent with international law and is based on friendly and fraternal relations with Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev said.

The two countries have implemented a number of important and historically significant projects that contribute not only to the development of the two countries, but also to the development of cooperation and stability in the region as a whole.

According to President Ilham Aliyev, the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project is being successfully completed. The completion of the TANAP project is a big step in this direction. Turkey and Azerbaijan are redrawing the Eurasian energy map, President Ilham Aliyev said. He expressed confidence that peace would be established in the region by the joint efforts of Turkey and Azerbaijan.  

To date, Azerbaijan has invested $13.9 billion in the Turkish economy, while Turkish companies have invested over $12 billion in Azerbaijan. One of the examples of the successful cooperation between the two countries is the recent launch of the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline.

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said TANAP is a vital project for Turkey and Azerbaijan. This project links not only Azerbaijan and Turkey, but also Azerbaijan with Europe. The step made in Eskisehir, the opening of TANAP, will continue to bring profit to the two countries and strengthen their cooperation, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Azerbaijan and Turkey have achieved colossal success in implementing joint energy and transport projects, which clearly demonstrate to the whole world the unbreakable unity and friendship of Baku and Ankara.

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