By Ayya Lmahamad
Azerbaijan and Turkiye have discussed successful cooperation in
various sectors of the economy, including social, cultural and
humanitarian spheres, Azernews reports, citing the Economy
The discussion took place during the Turkish Education
Foundation Board Chairman, Birol Akgun's visit to Azerbaijan's
Azerbaijan's First Deputy Economy Minister Elnur Aliyev
emphasized the strong ties of friendship and partnership with
brotherly Turkiye, as well as strategic cooperation at a high
He underlined that close ties in the field of education,
especially with leading Turkish universities, are important.
In his turn, Birol Akgun briefed on the foundation's activities
and expressed interest in continuing successful joint activities
with the relevant agencies of Azerbaijan.
Additionally, the parties exchanged views on issues of mutual
Azerbaijan and Turkiye collaborate in a variety of economic
sectors and have completed major energy and infrastructure
projects, such as Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, and
Turkiye imports Azerbaijani natural gas through the South
Caucasus Gas Pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum) and TANAP. Azerbaijan
supplies gas to Turkiye only from the Shah Deniz field.
In 2021, Azerbaijan and Turkiye signed the Shusha Declaration on
Allied Relations, which focuses on defense cooperation, promoting
regional stability and prosperity, and establishing new
The two countries set up a goal to bring the mutual trade
turnover to $15 billion in 2023. As of 2021, the trade turnover
between the two countries amounted to $4.6 billion. So far, Turkiye
is Azerbaijan's second-largest investor followed by the UK.
Additionally, Turkiye was one of the first countries that
expressed its interest and readiness to participate in the
restoration of Azerbaijan's liberated territories.
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- Azerbaijan's Economy Ministry
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