Azerbaijani, Turkiye top diplomats mull bilateral cooperation, regional situation
By Sabina Mammadli
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu exchanged views on topical issues on the agenda of bilateral and regional cooperation between the two countries, Azernews reports via Azerbaijani MFA.
The discussion occurred during a phone call on November 28.
In addition, the sides discussed issues of bilateral coordination within the framework of multilateral platforms.
Azerbaijan and Turkiye collaborate in a variety of economic sectors and have completed major energy and infrastructure projects, such as Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, and TANAP.
In 2021, Azerbaijan and Turkiye signed the Shusha Declaration on Allied Relations, which focuses on defense cooperation, promoting regional stability, and prosperity through establishing new transport routes.
The two countries set up a goal of bringing the mutual trade turnover to $15 billion in 2023. As of 2021, the trade turnover between the two countries amounted to $4.6 billion. So far, Turkiye is Azerbaijan’s second-largest investor followed by the UK.
Additionally, Turkiye was one of the first countries keen on involvement in the restoration of Azerbaijan’s liberated territories.
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