MP: Turkish-Armenian border not open until Nagorno Karabakh conflict is unresolved
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 21 /Trend/
Ogtay Asadov, Speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan, on Monday received a team led by Volkan Bozkyr, Chairman of the International Relations Committee of the Great National Assembly of Turkey, the Parliament of Azerbaijan reported at its Website.
Asadov said Azerbaijani-Turkish relations develop in an ascending manner on all directions and are an example for other countries. The two countries have so far concluded some 170 legal documents, and the President of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Turkey signed a Joint Declaration to establish a Top-Level Council for Strategic Cooperation.
This is an illustrative example of top-level relations between the two states, Asadov noted.
He also voiced his satisfaction with the level of inter-parliamentary links between Azerbaijan and Turkey.
For his part, Bozkyr highly appreciated current development of Azerbaijan. He also touched upon the issue of settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. The official said the Turkish-Armenian borders will not be opened until this conflict is resolved. In this connection, the Zurich Protocols also will not be submitted for discussion to the International Relations Committee, he added.
In addition, Volkan Bozkyr voiced his gratitude to the Azerbaijani nation and state for attention to and care about those who had suffered from an earthquake in Van.
Prospects of development of inter-parliamentary links, and issues of international partnership and struggle with terrorism were also examined at the meeting.
The meeting was also attended by Safa Mirzoyev, Head of the Parliament's Staff, Samed Seyidov, Chairman of the Parliament's International Relations and Inter-Parliamentary Links Committee, Ramil Hasanov, Secretary General of the Turkic Parliamentary Assembly, Hulusi Kylyj, Turkey's Ambassador to Azerbaijan, and other officials.