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Turkey calls Erdogan’s visit to Azerbaijan historic

09:17, 09 December 2020
Turkey calls Erdogan’s visit to Azerbaijan historic Photo: XinHua/Global Look Press

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s upcoming visit to Baku is a historic event, press secretary of the Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Omer Celik said, TASS reports.

Our president will leave for Azerbaijan on Dec. 9. This visit is of historical importance. He will go to Baku to congratulate the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Celik noted.

The Turkish leader will visit Baku, where on Dec. 10, he will attend a military parade on the occasion of the end of the armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Nagorno-Karabakh is turning from a ‘region of contradictions into a region of stability,’ and Russia will do everything possible to facilitate this process, Sergey Lavrov said earlier at a press conference in Moscow.

On the night of Nov. 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan adopted a joint statement on ending the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Under its terms, the armies of Armenia and Azerbaijan remained in their places, and the parties started exchanging war prisoners. Russian peacekeepers control compliance with the ceasefire.