Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a one day visit to Azerbaijan on Wednesday, days after his inauguration as Head of the Turkish State. Erdogan was accompanied by a high level delegation of Ministers and officials.
The visit was described as an expression of the good relations that exist between the two countries.Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev welcomed president Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Baku. Aliev said that "Once again we saw that our unity is strengthening day by day. Our views coincide on all issues, and we have one goal - to successfully develop brotherly and friendly relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey". The two Presidents had a one to one meeting and afterwards they spoke to journalists.
Over the last years relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey have become closer, and the two leaders have exchanged visits regularly.
photo: President Erdogan in Baku on 3 September 2014. (Picture courtesy of the Press Service of the President of Azerbaijan)
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