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Turkish foreign minister meets Azerbaijani delegation

‘Our fraternal ties are getting stronger in every field with Shusha Declaration,’ says Mevlut Cavusoglu

Gozde Bayar   | 13.07.2021
Turkish foreign minister meets Azerbaijani delegation Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meets Chairman of International and Interparliamentary Relations Committee of Azerbaijani Parliament Samad Seyidov in Ankara, Turkey on July 13, 2021. ( Fatih Aktas - Anadolu Agency )

ANKARA

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu received the head of the foreign affairs committee of the Azerbaijani parliament, Samad Seyidov, and an accompanying delegation on Tuesday.

The meeting was also attended by Akif Cagatay Kilic, chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Turkish parliament.

“Our fraternal ties are getting stronger in every field with the Shusha Declaration,” Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter.

Turkey and Azerbaijan signed the Shusha Declaration on June 15, a pact that focuses on defense cooperation and establishing new transportation routes.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met in the historic city of Shusha, which was liberated last fall from nearly 30 years of Armenian occupation.

The declaration affirms joint efforts by the two armies in the face of foreign threats and the restructuring and modernization of their armed forces.

Turkey was a key backer of Azerbaijan during last year's 44-day Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. It erupted in September and ended with a Russian-brokered cease-fire on Nov. 10.

The truce saw Armenia cede territories it had occupied for nearly three decades.

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