President Ilham Aliyev: Our strategic alliance develops, extends and covers all fields

President Ilham Aliyev: Our strategic alliance develops, extends and covers all fields
# 12 September 2012 00:57 (UTC +04:00)
Welcoming the participants, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has said that in the intervening period since the first meeting of the Azerbaijani-Turkish Strategic Cooperation Council in measuring high-level communication between the two countries have developed rapidly. “After our meeting in Izmir has been a very important event, he said. We met many times with you, signed the project TANAP. Word adopted in Izmir solutions implemented. Our strategic alliance develops, amplified, and covers all spheres. The agenda of this meeting is also very broad. Both sides are represented by ministers, who also have their say. Our ministers are in close contact, communication with each other. I often meet with your Ministers in Baku, we also meet with you”, - he said.

According to the president two fraternal countries confidently and successfully continue their cooperation, and this meeting will be the "road map" for future action:”I am confident that this meeting will also be successful, and for the development and unity of our countries will create new opportunities”, - he said.

In his speech, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: "Ten years ago we went down this road with the trade turnover of about $ 1 billion. And now it has reached $ 3.5 billion. Naturally, we are not satisfied with this. Inshallah, very quickly, as soon as possible we will bring this figure up to five billion dollars".

Erdogan noted that recently the Minister of Economy Zafer Caglayan was in Azerbaijan, met with the President of Azerbaijan. “We have set the goal and saying a little earlier with my dear brother on the meeting of the Joint Commission, and discussed it. We want the end of the year to hold the meeting of the Mixed Commission to continue this work at an accelerated pace”, - he said.

The Turkish prime minister said that military, political and cultural cooperation between the two countries continues in a serious interaction in the international arena. "Along with that, now our cooperation in the energy sector reached a peak. In Istanbul, a treaty was signed by TANAP. After that we will start drive machinery. Inshallah, TANAP soon enable receive Azerbaijani gas and transport it to Europe. And this, of course, will lead to changes, other development. We knew this, take these steps. I believe that this is the second meeting of the Council after the Izmir high-level strategic cooperation will also be very rewarding. Our ministers have held together the necessary meetings. I wish that the outcome of this meeting was useful and profitable.
Once again, on behalf of all my friends to you greetings, love and respect", - Erdogan said.
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