General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces met President Ilham Aliyev

Baku, Azerbaijan: The General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces Army General Yasar Guler who is on official visit of Azerbaijan held meeting with President Ilham Aliyev, reports state run News Agency AZERTAC on Tuesday.

According to official information, President Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Turkey, Army General Yasar Guler and held talks about mutual interests.

President Ilham Aliyev lauded successful development of friendly and brotherly relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey in all areas, including in military to military cooperation.

President Ilham Aliyev was of the view that regular meetings between presidents of Turkey and Azerbaijan play a pivotal role in strengthening bilateral relations.

General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces met President Ilham Aliyev
General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces met President Ilham Aliyev. Photo by AZERTAC

He further said that such meetings bring (brought) both the countries closer to each other.

President Ilham Aliyev maintained that participation of Turkish officers in Baku parades are seen with great interest across the world and these events once again demonstrate (demonstrated) the Turkish-Azerbaijani unity.

The head of state hailed the importance of joint military exercises in terms of the expansion of military cooperation between the two countries.

President Ilham Aliyev expressed his confidence that Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Turkey Yasar Guler’s visit to Azerbaijan will contribute to the development of bilateral relations between the two countries.

“Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Turkey, Army General Yasar Guler termed his visit to Azerbaijan and his meeting with President Ilham Aliyev a great event and noted that Turkey and Azerbaijan enjoy common history and culture as “one nation—two states”, reports AZERTAC.

Chief of the Turkish General Staff Yasar Guler expressed his confidence that Azerbaijan will continue making great strides in the years to come.

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On the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Yasar Guler said that the issue is as important to Turkey as much as to Azerbaijan.

The sides noted the importance of the meeting of the Azerbaijani, Turkish, and Georgian army leaders to be held in Baku on November 21 in terms of expansion of cooperation.