The unity, friendship and brotherhood between Azerbaijan and Turkey is strong and has a great future, said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
The Azerbaijani president made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on April 25, APA reports.
“After the presidential election held in Azerbaijan on April 11, I paid my first visit to the fraternal country. This is natural. This is a tradition which shows that today Azerbaijan and Turkey are the closest countries on a global scale,” he said.
President Aliyev noted that Erdogan was the first leader to congratulate him on his victory in the presidential election.
“My dear brother was the first leader to congratulate me with the victory in the presidential election. The inauguration ceremony was held a week ago in Baku. The formation of the government was completed two days ago. Yesterday I already was in Ankara,” he added.