BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 29. Today, the transport route through the Caspian Sea is of special importance, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Chairman of the People's Council Chamber of the National Assembly of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Trend reports.
President Ilham Aliyev noted that during the years of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's leadership, Turkmenistan, along with strengthening its neutral status, had gained authority in the international arena by pursuing an independent foreign policy, developing rapidly and improving the capital city of Ashgabat every year
Emphasizing his satisfaction visiting the fraternal country again, the head of state expressed his confidence that the new President of Turkmenistan, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, would lead the country further along the path of development and progress
Touching upon bilateral relations, President Ilham Aliyev stressed the mutual support between the two countries. The President of Azerbaijan noted the high level of relations between the two countries in both bilateral and multilateral formats, noting that the main goal was to deepen cooperation, further expand mutual political activities and fully unlock the potential of cultural ties
Emphasizing the increase in cargo traffic between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan via the Caspian Sea, President Ilham Aliyev said it was in the interests of both our countries and our neighbors. Today, the transport route through the Caspian Sea is of special importance. Modern seaports have been built in both Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan and major investments made in railway infrastructure
Noting the importance of the summit, President Ilham Aliyev recalled that the first summit was held at the initiative of Turkmenistan 20 years ago. The President of Azerbaijan expressed his confidence that the decisions to be made at the Sixth Summit would pave the way for the full realization of the potential of the Caspian Sea, preserve it as a zone of peace, security, cooperation and clean environment.....