Turkey supports Azerbaijan in all international organizations and does its best to strengthen relations between Azerbaijan and NATO, the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Future Defense & Security of the Defense and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Vahid Erdem, briefed the media in Baku on 16 October, Trend reports.
Speaking on the results of the meeting with the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, Erdem stressed that they discussed regional issues, interaction with neighbors and energy issues. Azerbaijan assumes a great importance for the West from the point of view of ensuring the energy security, Erdem stated, adding that the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline opens opportunities to transport a large volume of the energy fuel to the West through Turkey. In addition, a great volume of the Azerbaijani natural gas will be exported to the West through Turkey.
Furthermore, Erdem mentioned the importance of the construction of rail link through Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, which will connect the West with Central Asia and China. According to Erdem, the meeting focused on these and other important matters.