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Azerbaijani president urges Turkic states to strengthen defense cooperation


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Published November 03,2023


Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Friday urged the leaders of Turkic states to strengthen protection cooperation, saying a rustic’s protection potential is the “best guarantor of security.”

“Wars and bloody conflicts break out. In this case, the main guarantor of security, first of all, becomes the defense potential. I believe that cooperation between the member states in areas such as security, defense, and the defense industry should be further increased,” Aliyev stated at a summit of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) in Astana, Kazakhstan.

He stated Azerbaijan pursued peace talks to resolve the 30-year battle with Armenia, however Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan made clear their futility when in 2019 he stated “Karabakh is Armenia. Period.”

Further Armenian “provocations” made the 2020 struggle “inevitable,” and Azerbaijan, exercising the best to self-defense underneath Article 51 of the UN Charter, achieved victory on the battlefield and reclaimed its territorial integrity, Aliyev stated.

The occasions in September 2023 had been related with Armenia’s unwillingness to withdraw its armed forces from the territory of Azerbaijan, holding so-called “presidential election” in Karabakh and loss of life of civilians and policemen, Aliyev stated.

Azerbaijan then performed a swift anti-terror operation, absolutely restoring its sovereignty and constitutional order inside 23 hours, in accordance with worldwide humanitarian regulation, which was verified by two UN visits to the area, he stated.

“Three years ago, right after the war, Azerbaijan initiated extensive reconstruction and construction efforts in the liberated territories. To date, $7 billion from the Azerbaijani budget have been invested in this endeavor, with at least $2.4 billion planned for next year,” the president stated.

Aliyev stated Azerbaijan additionally invested over $20 billion in economic system of the OTS states.

The course of of making joint funding funds has begun, ensuing within the institution of the Azerbaijani-Uzbek Investment Fund and the Azerbaijani-Kyrgyz Development Fund, he added.

The OTS, previously known as the Turkic Council, was established in 2009 as an intergovernmental group made up of outstanding unbiased Turkic nations that work collectively to raise relations and union amongst themselves.

Its members are Türkiye, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, whereas Hungary, Turkmenistan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus have observer standing.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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