President Aliyev: Our goal to enhance, strengthen Turkish-Azerbaijani unity (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, June 3
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Turkish PM Binali Yildirim met in the expanded format June 3 in Baku.
Azerbaijani president welcomed the Turkish delegation.
"First of all, on behalf of the Azerbaijani people I'd like to once again cordially congratulate you on your appointment to such a high post of prime minister. I wish you great success on your post," Ilham Aliyev said to Binali Yildirim.
"I am very glad that you are making your first official foreign visit to Azerbaijan," the president said. "It makes us very happy, and it is natural. That's a great tradition. This shows once again that the Turkish-Azerbaijani relations are at the highest level," said the president.
The president further noted that at the one-on-one meeting the sides had an exchange of views on the settlement of bilateral issues, and as usual, there were no differences in opinions.
Our goal is to strengthen and further enhance the Turkish-Azerbaijani unity, said Ilham Aliyev.
Azerbaijani president stressed that the two countries successfully cooperate in political, economic, transport sectors, as well as all other areas.
"Currently, the relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan are at their peak," Ilham Aliyev noted. "There is also work necessary to be done. Very important transport, energy projects, which are uniting us, are being implemented. I am glad they are being implemented in a timely manner."
"I am sure that soon we will launch these significant projects of the world scale," Azerbaijani president added. "Turkish-Azerbaijani relations are of great importance for both our people and our countries, as well as the region. Our unity strengthens stability in the region even more."
"I am glad that you have arrived in Azerbaijan accompanied by a large delegation," Ilham Aliyev said to Binali Yildirim. "New Turkish ministers will communicate with Azerbaijani ministers and hold all the necessary negotiations. Once again, welcome to Azerbaijan!"
In turn, Yildirim said that according to the existing tradition in Turkey, prime minister of this country makes his first foreign visit to Azerbaijan, following the "One Nation - two states" principle.
"I also thank Azerbaijan for the warm welcome and hospitality," Yildirim added.