Leaders of Azerbaijan and Turkey signed Shusha declaration
Following the official welcome ceremony in Shusha, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan have held a one-on-one meeting.
Following the one-on-one meeting, a Shusha Declaration on allied relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkey has been signed.
Ilham Aliyev and Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed the Shusha Declaration and made press statements.
The Azerbaijani leader said that the signed Shusha Declaration on Allied Relations shows the directions of their further cooperation. "Today we are setting a unique example of alliance in the world," he stressed, noting that all provisions of the Shusha Declaration are the guarantors of our future cooperation. Ilham Aliyev added that the Shusha Declaration on Allied Relations reflected the issue of opening the Zangezur Corridor and the issues of joint defense and mutual military assistance between Azerbaijan and Turkey.
Erdogan said that as a result of the 44-day Nagorno-Karabakh war, the Nagorno-Karabakh region was returned to its owners and was liberated from the Armenian occupation.