Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Azerbajian on Wednesday on a one-day working visit.
Erdogan said Wednesday that they aimed to strengthen existing strategic partnership with Azerbaijan.
Speaking to reporters prior to his departure from Ankara for Azerbaijan, Erdogan said that he would travel to Azerbaijan at an invitation by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
Visits to Azerbaijan following elections in Turkey have become a tradition. We continue this tradition by visiting Azerbaijan after visiting the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on July 20, Erdogan said.
My visit to Azerbaijan will give us a chance to discuss bilateral relations and comprehensive cooperation. We will have an opportunity to exchange views on regional developments, Erdogan said.
We will also have a chance to affirm our position to resolve the Upper Karabakh issue by peaceful means that respect the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, Erdogan said.
In our contacts with Azerbaijan, we encourage all steps to make contacts between our peoples easier and greater including steps for visa liberalization, Erdogan also said.
Erdogan is expected to meet Aliyev to discuss issues in bilateral relations as well as regional and international developments.
Erdogan is being accompanied by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz and Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan.
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