Signing of a cooperation agreement between Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan

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According to the Anadolu Agency, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed several memoranda of cooperation during his two-day visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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A joint memorandum of understanding entitled “Shusha Declaration” was signed between the two countries in the presence of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev.

Referring to the importance of the Turkish President’s visit, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said:

Being in Shusha as part of the liberated territories and signing a memorandum clarifying future cooperation.

“In addition to presenting a roadmap, the Alliance statement outlines our future cooperation and takes relations between the two countries to a new level,” he added.

The Republic of Azerbaijan, with the support of Turkey, has ended its 30-year occupation and we will not forget that.”

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The Azerbaijani President stressed the continuation of defense cooperation, saying:

“This memorandum of understanding will bring to mind the Kars declaration signed one hundred years ago and will raise our relations to the highest level, the most important of which is cooperation in the defense industry.”

Emphasizing the opening of the Zanzizor crossing, Ilham Aliyev said:

There are some clauses in the statement regarding the opening of the Zanzizor crossing. But we are not satisfied with the statement, but practical work is going on.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “We are very happy with the liberation of Shusha in the 44-day war and the end of the years of occupation”.

I congratulate this historic victory once again and I am sure we will send important messages to the world. From the cultural capital of Azerbaijan.

He also said that communication lines and infrastructure are being reconstructed and that Nagorno-Karabakh will undoubtedly regain its former glory and identity.

And Turkey, as it showed in the war, will help the Republic of Azerbaijan in the reconstruction phase.

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He added: “After the ceasefire, there is an opportunity for new cooperation between the countries of the region, and we hope that Armenia will take advantage of this opportunity as well.”

Erdogan also stressed regional cooperation, saying: “We welcome the six-party cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia, Iran, Georgia and Armenia, and we hope that this cooperation will turn the region into a region of peace and cooperation.”