Azerbaijan-Turkey High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council's meeting starts

Tue 11 September 2012 13:30 GMT | 18:30 Local Time

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Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Azerbaijan in order to participate in the 2nd meeting of Azerbaijan-Turkey High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council.

APA reports quoting 'Anadolu' press agency that Prime Minister of Turkey and Turkish delegation have flown to Gabala by plane and were welcomed by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva.

Turkish delegation includes Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmad Davudoglu, Minister of Economy Zafar Caglayan, Minister of Transport, Seafaring and Connection Bineli Yildirim, Minister of Energy and Natural Reservation Taner Yidiz, Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz, the chairman of TICA Serdar Cam, deputy chairman of Justice and Development Party Omer Chelik and the co-chair of ACP parliamentary fraction Mustafa Elitash.

Erdogan’s spouse Emina Erdogan also arrived in Azerbaijan together with the delegation.

Ilham Aliyev and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met behind the closed doors. The meeting lasted for an hour. All the ministers also carried out the discussions with their counterparts. Then the 2nd meeting of Azerbaijan-Turkey High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council embarked. Agreements in energy, transport, trade and media spheres are expected to be signed on the base of the meetings. The sides also discussed the stability established in the region and the peaceful solution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Then Ilham Aliyev and Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a joint press conference.

The guests will visit the Azerbaijani historical region Shaki. Erdogan is expected to leave Baku for Ukraine after finishing his official visit to Azerbaijan.





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