“For many years, we have been taking important steps to develop Turkmen-Azerbaijani relations, and our two brotherly countries are raising their relations to a new level today,” President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at a meeting with Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in the city of Turkmenbashi, Report informs via AZERTAC.
“We are strategic partners both in the political and economic fields. We have recently achieved great success – our trade turnover has increased several times. As you mentioned, there is great progress in the field of transport and transit.
“The key thing is that our peoples are brotherly peoples, and independent Turkmenistan and independent Azerbaijan are building their relations on the basis of this brotherhood today. This is very important for both our countries and the region. And three brotherly countries are meeting in Turkmenistan, in this beautiful Awaza today. I think this is an event that will make the souls of our ancestors happy. Because it is natural. This should always be the case – brotherly peoples should be together.
“I would like to take this opportunity to share my thoughts on what I have seen here. We are pleased with the wonderful conditions you have created here. Awaza is becoming a truly international tourism center with its neatness, beauty and greenery. Creating such a magnificent center on the shores of the Caspian Sea is a great achievement of yours. Let me congratulate you and the brotherly Turkmen people on this occasion. Thank you again for the invitation,” the head of state said.