Turkish president to visit Azerbaijan next week

Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend first train service of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project, meet regional leaders

Turkish president to visit Azerbaijan next week

World Bulletin / News Desk

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Azerbaijan on Oct. 30 and 31, the Turkish presidency said in a statement on Friday.

Erdogan, together with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, will attend on Monday the first official train service of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project.

The 826-kilometer (513-mile) long railway is being built in accordance with an intergovernmental agreement between Ankara, Baku and Tbilisi.

Erdogan on Tuesday will attend the 6th Turkey-Azerbaijan High-Level Strategic Council meeting.

The Turkish leader and Aliyev are expected to discuss "in detail" bilateral relations, regional and international developments, particularly the occupied Karabakh dispute.

Azerbaijan and Armenia remain in dispute over the occupied Karabakh region. Karabakh broke away from Azerbaijan in 1991 with Armenian military support, and a peace process has yet to be implemented.

Turkey reiterates that the dispute needs to be resolved within the framework of international law and Azerbaijan's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

According to Friday’s statement, a number agreements on cooperation between Ankara and Baku are also expected to be signed.

 

Last Mod: 27 Ekim 2017, 15:03
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