Turkish PM visits Azerbaijan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Azerbaijan on Monday and discussed bilateral cooperation with Azerbaijani leaders, Xinhua informed.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who had a meeting with Erdogan in Baku, expressed satisfaction with the current state of cooperation between the two countries.

“We have held an expanded exchange of views, discussed all spheres of bilateral relations and have seen again that the Turkish-Azerbaijani friendly and fraternal relations are developing successfully, our peoples are closely cooperating and all of our joint initiatives and projects are successfully implemented,” said the president.

Erdogan said that during the talks, the two sides discussed bilateral, regional and international issues.

Aliyev and Erdogan also discussed the “Shah Deniz-1 Natural Gas Agreement,” which will open the door for Azerbaijani gas to Europe from Turkey. The much-anticipated agreement has been in the making for two years now.

It should sketch out the volume, price and conditions under which Azerbaijan will supply natural gas to Turkey.

Erdogan completed his visit and left for home later on Monday.

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