Baku, 6 June 2023 (TDI): Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Jayhun Bayramov, engaged in two significant telephone conversations that further solidified the strong ties between Azerbaijan and Türkiye.

The discussions were held with Hakan Fidan, the newly appointed Foreign Minister of Türkiye, and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the former Turkish Foreign Minister.

During the conversation with Minister Hakan Fidan, Minister Jayhun Bayramov extended his warm congratulations and well wishes on his new appointment.

Emphasizing the historical, cultural, and strategic connections between Azerbaijan and Türkiye, Minister Bayramov expressed confidence in strengthening bilateral collaboration and forging multilateral alliances based on shared interests and values.

Additionally, Foreign Minister Bayramov invited the Turkish Foreign Minister to visit Azerbaijan. Fidan gladly accepted an invitation to visit Azerbaijan to fortify ties between the two countries further.

In the subsequent call with former Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister Bayramov lauded his commendable efforts in bolstering the bonds of brotherhood and cultivating a high-level alliance between Azerbaijan and Türkiye.

Expressing his deep appreciation for Çavuşoğlu’s dedication, Minister Bayramov extended his best wishes for his future endeavors.

In turn, Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu expressed his gratitude. He also pledged to continue contributing to strengthening the brotherhood and alliance between the two nations.

The conversations between the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Türkiye underscored the enduring friendship, strategic cooperation, and shared aspirations between the two countries.

These dialogues highlight Azerbaijan and Türkiye’s steadfast dedication to strengthening their alliance and working together on regional issues of mutual magnitude.

Azerbaijan and Türkiye Strategic Partnership

Azerbaijan and Türkiye share a centuries-long historical journey. These two countries are connected by their shared cultural, linguistic, and ethnic heritage, forging an enduring kinship that transcends simple proximity.

From the Turkic migrations to the Ottoman Empire onward, the warm embrace of brotherhood has been maintained throughout the ages. Within this historical framework, the modern strategic alliance was established.

The bilateral strategic ties between Azerbaijan and Turkey are established on a mutual understanding of ambitions and recognition of shared challenges. Both nations have unshakable support for one another during peace and conflict.

Their unity has been especially evident at difficult times, such as the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, where Turkey emerged as a staunch backer of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. In addition to strengthening their alliance, the two countries unflinching political support for one another has helped keep the rest of the region stable and secure.

Economic cooperation is a pillar of Azerbaijan-Turkey bilateral strategic relations. Both countries have developed solid economic partnerships recognizing the enormous potential for growth and development.

The volume of trade between Azerbaijan and Turkiye has increased rapidly and now spans a range of industries, including tourism, construction, transportation, and energy.

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Strategic investments and joint enterprises have boosted their economic relations, promoting prosperity and opening doors for their citizens. The accomplishment of initiatives like the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway are examples of their shared dedication to economic advancement.

Beyond politics and economy, the Azerbaijan-Turkiye friendship lives on cultural interaction and people-to-people ties. A natural link between the two countries’ populations has been made possible by their shared values and rich cultural history.

The interaction between their societies has intensified due to the exchange of artists, scholars, and students. Festivals, exhibits, and cultural events have developed into venues for people to celebrate their shared heritage, building a sense of belonging.

The alliance between these nations continues to grow, meeting the challenges of a dynamic world while remaining committed to its defining principles. Azerbaijan and Türkiye are prepared to forge new paths together because they have a similar goals for regional peace, development, and the welfare of their people.