The scientific Conference at UNEC: “The Azerbaijan –Turkish diplomatic relations – 25”


The scientific-practical conference dedicated to the 25-th anniversary of Azerbasijan-Turkish diplomatic relations was held at UNEC on November 8.

The representatives, businessmen of the public and scientific bodies of Turkey opertaing in our counrty took part in the held conference jointly orgasnized  by the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Center for  Strategic Studies under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and UNEC.

The rector of UNEC, the professor Adalat Muradov drew the attention to the efforts of Great Leader in the direction of unifying the turkish world and pointed out that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway was the basis of this far-sighted policy. The rector said that Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway eliminated the economic borders between the two fraternal countries and expanded the ecomonic geography. Speaking about the relations in the sphere of  economy and education between the two countries, the rector noted that UNEC was the only university in Azerbaijan that had been teaching in Turkish language and he expressed the confidence that coopertaion in this direction would be expanded.  The UNEC Rector stressed the importance of preparing a single manual on the economy of the Turkish countries. He also offered to constitute the awards on behalf of the well-known figures of the Turkish world.

The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Turkey to Azerbaijan Erkan Ozoral speaking about the Azerbaijani-Turkish diplomatic relations noted that this friendship was closely connected to historical roots, national and spiritual values. The ambassador also spoke about the prospects of economic relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey and highly appreciated the opening of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.

The executive director of  the Center for  Strategic Studies under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, associated pofessor  Mesut Ozcan underlind that within the past 25 years our states and peoples had overcome shoulder to shoulder the successful path  rich with the very complicated, historical events.

The director of the Cnter for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbiajan, Farhad Mammadov said that the statement of the Nationwide Leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev “Azerbaijan and Turkey are one nation and two states” and the statement of the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk “The joy of Azerbaijan is the joy of Turkey and the trouble of Azerbaijan is also our trouble” constitute the indispensible foundation for the relations between two countries.

Samsun deputy of the Justice and Development Party of Turkey, the member of the Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Relations of the Grand National Assmebly of Turkey  Hasan Basri Kurt said that the “one nation- two states” principle over the past years covered all the spheres of Azerbaijan-Turkey relations, which had not the analogue in the world. He emphisized that the relations founded on the fiendship and brotherhood had reached the level of strategic partnership today.

The head of the department of SAM, Javid Valiyev, the head of the Board of Turkish  SAM Chiydem Tenker Koksal, the head of the “International Economy” chair at UNEC, professor İrshad Karimli, the teacher of Gazi University of Turkey Bekir Tumen Somuncuoghlu, the director of Research Center of  İran Hakkı Uygur stated that today the high level strategic partnership relations between the both two states developed successfully by the leaders of the countries, the historical brotherhood relations of our peoples, the mutual support in the international and regional organizations, joint efforts in the implementation of transnational projects served to the well-being of our peoples, including the peace, stability and progress in the region.

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