To the participants of the international conference “Azerbaijan-Turkey strategic alliance is a source of peace and stability for the Caucasus and the whole region”

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Dear conference participants!

I sincerely greet you, the participants of the international conference “Azerbaijan-Turkey strategic alliance is a source of peace and stability for the Caucasus and the wider region” in Shusha and wish the conference success.

A year ago, on June 15, 2021, the signing of the “Shusha Declaration on Allied Relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkey” elevated the relations between our friendly countries, brothers and strategic partners to a qualitatively new level.

The signing of the Shusha Declaration on June 15, the National Salvation Day, which is an important date for the people and the State of Azerbaijan, and the organization of an international conference in this regard a year later have a symbolic meaning and moral. The deepening of the strategic partnership between the two brotherly countries is an example for future generations of brilliant personalities of the Turkish world – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who said that “Azerbaijan’s joy is ours and Azerbaijan’s pain is also ours” and Heydar Aliyev, who declared that “Turkey and Azerbaijan are one nation and two states”.

The Choucha Declaration is an important document that shows that our multifaceted relations are at the highest level.

The Shusha Declaration, signed 100 years after the Kars Agreement, is based on our common history, reflects modern realities and defines the strategic directions of current and future cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey. Compliance with the obligations arising from the Declaration serves to deepen cooperation between our countries in various fields, regional integration and security, to multiply the national strength of Azerbaijan and Turkey and to strengthen their positions of authority in the world.

It is a matter of pride that Azerbaijan and Turkey are the closest countries spiritually and politically in the world. Many factors unite us: history, culture, ethnic roots, language, religion, national values, national interests and the brotherhood of our peoples. All of this makes possible our unshakeable unity. Today, Azerbaijan and Turkey are a unique example of an alliance determined by common political will and joint action to achieve future goals.

I would like to note with satisfaction that the strong solidarity between our two countries is also important for the development of relations in the Turkish world. This creates the basis and provides many opportunities for Turkic-speaking states to achieve national and strategic goals by responding to the challenges of the times in the new world order, and opens up new opportunities for Turkic-speaking countries.

I am confident that the international conference organized by the New Azerbaijan Party and the Justice and Development Party, which have won the unshakeable trust of our peoples, will be discussed fruitfully. I hope useful proposals will be made to further strengthen our alliance. I also hope that the conference will make a worthy contribution to strengthening solidarity, friendship, brotherhood and partnership in the Turkish world.

I greet you once again cordially and wish you every success in your activities.

Ilham Aliyev

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, June 14, 2022

AZERTAG.AZ :To the participants of the international conference “Azerbaijan-Turkey strategic alliance is a source of peace and stability for the Caucasus and the whole region”

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