Azerbaijani FM addresses Extraordinary Meeting of OTS Council of Foreign Ministers

Azerbaijani FM addresses Extraordinary Meeting of OTS Council of Foreign Ministers
# 16 March 2023 13:30 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov has addressed an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) held in Ankara, Türkiye, APA reports.

In his remarks, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov noted that the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of the State of the Organization of Turkic States, which will be held today at the initiative of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, aims to show solidarity with fraternal Türkiye following the destructive earthquakes that struck this country.

FM Bayramov said that sending search and rescue teams, as well as humanitarian aid by the international community, including OTS member and observer states to Türkiye in a short period of time in order to eliminate the consequences of the earthquake was of great moral importance to the Turkish people.

The minister emphasized that Azerbaijan, which stood by brotherly Türkiye since the first moment of the natural disaster, will continue to support Türkiye in the reconstruction of the devastated areas of the country.

FM Bayramov noted that under President Ilham Aliyev’s instructions, all relevant institutions of Azerbaijan had promptly provided assistance to Türkiye, as well as sent humanitarian aid with rescue and medical personnel, field hospitals, dozens of planes and hundreds of trucks to the quake-hit provinces of the country.

The FM underlined that the developments unfolding in the region and the world have enhanced the importance of cooperation in the field of transport and communications. FM Bayramov also provided insight into the creation of a new transport infrastructure in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan, as well as the work done by the country to launch the Zangezur corridor.

Minister Jeyhun Bayramov expressed confidence that these efforts of Azerbaijan, which will create favorable conditions for using the transit potential of the Middle Corridor, will make an important contribution to strengthening regional peace and security.