BAKU: Ilham Aliyev Receives Deputy Foreign Minister Of Turkey


March 14, 2005

[March 14, 2005, 17:37:55]

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation
of Turkey led by the country’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador Ahmet
Uzumchu, March 14.

The Head of State said the friendly and brotherly Azerbaijan-Turkey
relations are developing in all fields, and recalling with satisfaction his
official visits to Turkey, highly appreciated the regular political
consultations between the two countries.

Noting the high standard of cooperation in the framework of international
organization, President Ilham Aliyev described the involvement of both
countries in the world-scale energy projects as very significant factor.

Touching upon the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over
Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani leader advised the talks now taking place
in the framework of the Prague process are held at foreign ministers level.
President Ilham Aliyev expressed hope these talks would contribute to the
conflict’s resolution, and stressed the importance of more attention to the
problem from the international organization.

Mr. Ahmet Uzumchu first conveyed to the Azerbaijani President sincere
greetings from President of Turkey Ahmet Necdet Sezer and Prime Minister
Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The guest confirmed that friendly and fraternal
relationship between Azerbaijan and Turkey is successfully developing in
political, economic, military and other spheres. As for the negotiations on
the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, he noted that Turkey
regularly holds political consultations with the Foreign Ministry of
Azerbaijan towards peaceful solution to the problem.

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