President’s Ankara visit shows two peoples’ partnership has solid foundation, official says

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s visit to Ankara has once again showed how solid is the foundation of the two peoples’ friendship, fraternity and strategic partnership.

Novruz Mammadov, Azerbaijani presidential administration’s deputy head, chief of the administration’s foreign relations department, made the remark speaking to reporters in Baku on March 16.

Mammadov said the talks and meetings held during the visit, as well as the documents signed, and the visit’s results demonstrated that the two countries, the two peoples are “one nation, two states”, as said by Azerbaijan’s national leader Heydar Aliyev.

President Ilham Aliyev paid a working visit to Turkey on March 15 immediately after deadly attacks on Ankara. Here the president joined the fifth meeting of the Turkey-Azerbaijan High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council that was scheduled to be held in Baku, but was cancelled due to the Ankara terror attack.

“The speeches made and the documents signed during the visit showed that these states, these peoples are always together and will be together in all the processes taking place in the world, both at hard and successful times,” said Mammadov. “Turkish media too reacted to this visit that way.”

Turkish media hailed mutual support between Baku and Ankara, and underlined the importance of documents signed by the two countries and the statements made by the heads of state. Some of the article headlines read “President Ilham Aliyev comes to Turkey for a historic summit”, “Great support for Turkey” and “Brotherly support”.

Mammadov further noted that the speeches made by the two countries’ presidents showed the essence of the relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey.

“This is a solid basis for our history, our countries and our future, and we must continue our relations on this basis,” added Mammadov.

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