President Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan have had a meeting in an expanded format with the participation of delegations.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said:
- Mr Prime Minister, dear brother and dear guests. Once again, I sincerely welcome you. Welcome to Azerbaijan. Taking this opportunity, I cordially congratulate you on the victory of your party in the municipal elections. This is a great victory. It is a great evaluation of the work carried out by you.
I am very glad that we are meeting today. We have already had an extensive exchange of views. We discussed many issues. Again we see that Turkish-Azerbaijani relations are built on a very solid foundation, friendship and brotherhood and have risen to the level of strategic partnership. There are many projects that connect us. They are all being successfully implemented. I am sure that your visit will be very useful for the further development of our relations.
Once again I welcome you and say: Welcome!
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said:
- I also thank the distinguished President for this reception. As you know, looking at our traditional past, we see that after each election, the first country we visit is Azerbaijan. This is the case, of course, after this election. Of course, another meaning of this election for us was trust. We held this election with a very great success. To continue our tradition, we wanted to pay this visit to brotherly Azerbaijan.
We had a very fruitful meeting. We had the opportunity to evaluate both our bilateral and regional relations and processes. I believe that by continuing this relationship in the future, we will further strengthen Turkish-Azerbaijani solidarity.
On my own behalf and on behalf of my delegation, I express my deep gratitude for this reception.
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President Ilham Aliyev: Thank you very much!