Baku, 15 May 2023 (TDI): President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, congratulated Türkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the People’s Alliance on their tremendous victory in Turkey’s presidential and legislative elections.

President Aliyev acknowledged the remarkable progress achieved by Türkiye under President Erdogan’s leadership. He emphasized that the trust placed by the Turkish people in their leader through the election results further exemplified their deep-rooted faith and confidence in his ability to steer the nation toward prosperity.

In response to President Aliyev’s compliments and greetings, President Erdoğan expressed his gratitude. The state leaders underlined the enduring nature of Azerbaijan and Türkiye’s friendly and fraternal relations, reiterating their commitment to deepening bilateral ties in the future.

Azerbaijan and Türkiye have a long history of collaboration and support for each other’s political and cultural endeavors. Solidarity, mutual respect, and shared goals have been hallmarks of the strategic partnership between the two countries. Joint initiatives in several areas, including economics, energy, defense, and culture, have deepened their strong associations.

Türkiye and Azerbaijan have significantly benefited from the strong connection between the two nations. Trade volumes have reached new heights, and investments have fueled growth across various industries, demonstrating the success of economic cooperation.

Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway are joint infrastructure projects that have improved regional connectivity and supported energy security.

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The Turkish government’s consistent support for Azerbaijan during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh exhibited the two states’ close links. In challenging times, Türkiye stood solidly by Azerbaijan’s side, offering diplomatic assistance and humanitarian relief, strengthening the solid brotherly connections.

Cultural interaction, tourism, and educational prospects flourished from the enduring affinities between Azerbaijan and Türkiye. The two nations’ long-standing friendship is built on a solid foundation of shared values, heritage, and language.

In their phone conversation, Presidents Aliyev and Erdoğan underscored their commitment to bolstering their fraternal alliance in all spheres. Azerbaijan and Türkiye have started a new chapter following the successful elections in Türkiye. Both Presidents expressed their determination to work together to address regional issues, promote stability, and advance mutual interests.