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Azerbaijani people are in solidary with the Turkish people due to the attack on the humanitarian ships in the Mediterranean Sea, leading to deaths of civilians, Azerbaijani President Ilkham Aliyev said in Istanbul on Tuesday, AzerTag reports.

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The agreements between Turkey and Azerbaijan on gas supplies from‘Shakh-Deniz-2’ will have no effect on the amounts of Russian suppliesthrough the ‘Blue Stream’ pipeline project, Turkish Premier RecepTayyip Erdogan said at a meeting with Premier Vladimir Putin today,RIA Novosti reports.Turkey buys gas from Azerbaijan but most supplies come from Russia.Erdogan noted that Turkey lacks gas for industrial facilities. He saidthat Azerbaijani gas will partially cover gas demand.

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Russian Premier Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilkham Aliyev discussed economic cooperation and the situation in the region, RIA Novosti reports.Putin noted that the Russian and Azerbaijani sides will use every meeting to make additional steps towards improving bilateral relations and normalizing the situation in the region.Aliyev noted that Russia and Azerbaijan are effectively cooperating in all directions and there is progress in all spheres of cooperation.

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A meeting between the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and the prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, took place in Istanbul today, AzerTag reports. Satisfaction with the development of relations in various spheres was expressed by the two politicians. It was said that signing the gas agreements will be the beginning of a new stage of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey, and the importance of these documents was underlined.

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Sergei Lavrov has held a telephone conversation with his French colleague, Bernard Kouchner. They discussed the situation around the Iranian nuclear program and the question of a Karabakh settlement, the information department of the Foreign Ministry of Russia reports. "The sides exchanged opinions on the Iranain nuclear problem, including its vision in the framework of the resolution of the UN Security Council" - the official statement reads, RIA Novosti reports.

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Vladimir Putin, the Russian premier, is to meet with the the presidents of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan and the premier of Ukraine, RIA Novosti cites Dmitri Peskov, Putin's press secretary. He says that some bilateral meetings will take place. The visit will start with a meeting with Turkish prime minister Erdogan. 

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Azerbaijan and Turkey sign gas agreement

"One more step has been made in the direction of the energy cooperation between our companies and our brotherly nations. The agreements signed today will permit the realization of new large-scale projects which can be compared with the already realized projects of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline and the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzrum gas pipeline " - Rovnag Abdullayev, the president of the Azeri state company GNKAR, said

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A U.S.-backed push for a historic rapprochement between Azerbaijan'sfoe Armenia and its historic ally Turkey has damaged ties betweenWashington and Azerbaijan, which worries its interests will be damagedby the reconciliation efforts."I am aware of the fact that there are serious issues in ourrelationship, but I am confident that we can address them," Obamawrote in the letter delivered on Sunday by Gates, the most senior U.S.official to visit Azerbaijan since Obama took office in January 2009,

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The visit of US Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Azerbaijan has started, reports Trend, citing information from the US embassy in Azerbaijan. The Defense Secretary was welcomed by Ilham Aliyev, the Azeri president, AzerTag reports. Gates passed a letter from Barack Obama to him. The minister mentioned that Obama had very positive memories about his first visit to Azerbaijan as a senator. Aliyev thanked him for the letter.

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There are no problems in relations between Azerbaijan and the US, the foreign minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mamadyarov says, Interfax reports citing ANS."One only has to look at the list of high-level visits from the US to see that there are no such problems" - Mamedyarov said.

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subcommittee, which stopped working about a year ago after the deathAzerbaijan has proposed that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe re-establish the Nagorno-Karabakh of the subcommittee's chairman, David Russell-Johnston, Trend reports.Our proposition is aimed фе developing dialogue, the representative of Azerbaijan to the Council or Europe, Arif Mamedov, said.

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The US Defence Secretary Robert Gates is visiting Azerbaijan on June 6th-7th, Interfax-Azerbaijan reports, with reference to the US embassy in Baku.Gates is intending to discuss bilateral cooperation issues with Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev and Defence minister Safar Abiyev.The main topic of the meeting will be the contribution Azerbaijan makes to delivering non-military goods to Afghanistan 

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A monument marking the 'Tomb of the Unknown Turkish Soldier' was opened today in the Azeri town of Shamahy, Trend reports. The project was proposed by the ambassador of Turkey to the republic, Hulusi Kilicem. The sides expressed hope that such expressions of the friendship between the countries will continue.

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The president of Azerbaijan Ilham Alieve expressed condolences to thepresident of Bangladesh in connection with the fire, which took thelives of dozens of people, Trend reports."I'm stunned by the news of multiple casualties of the fire, whichoccurred in the capital city of your country - Dacca. We share yourgrief and express condolences to the families who have lost their loveones. We wish all those who have suffered in this fire an earlyrecovery."

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