Turkish State Minister Zafer Caglayan said Thursday Turkey stood by Azerbaijan for the return of its occupied territory and would continue to be on Azerbaijan's side.
Speaking at the Turkish-Azerbaijani Business Forum in Baku, Caglayan said that the world's most important energy and transportation corridor was in Azerbaijan.
Turkey and Azerbaijan share the same destiny. We are one single nation incomparable to any other place in the world. We must turn this relationship to an opportunity for further growth, Caglayan said.
It is clear that the issue of Upper Karabakh must be resolved. Turkey makes efforts at the highest levels in the world so that this issue gets solved. Turkey stands by Azerbaijan for the return of its occupied territory, Caglayan said.
Today's meeting will contribute to the increase of commercial relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan. There are fields in which the businesspeople of Turkey and Azerbaijan can work together in third countries, Caglayan said.
Reminding the problems experienced vis-a-vis with visas and customs, Minister Caglayan said that Turkey wanted to sign a free trade agreement with Azerbaijan just as it did with Georgia.
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