Turkish President Gül holds talks with his counterparts in Azerbaijan
QABALA - Anadolu Agency
President Abdullah Gül (L) and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev walks out of president’s residence in Qabala after holding talks. AA photoPresident Abdullah Gül met Aug.15 with his Azerbaijani, Kyrgyz and Kazakh counterparts in Azerbaijan’s Qabala province as he attended the third summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.
The Turkish president held talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in the president’s residence. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and his Azeri counterpart, Elmar Memmadyarov, also participated in the meeting, which was closed to the press. Gül also met with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev during the summit.
Important decisions taken in solidarity
“On the occasion of these meetings, we are taking important decisions in solidarity, cooperation and joint projects between Turkic countries. We are pleased by that,” Gül said.
The council was founded in 2009 by member states Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey with the aim of making joint contributions to peace and stability in Eurasia. Its secretariat is located in Istanbul.