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Hisarcıklıoğlu met with President Aliyev

12.05.2015 / Baku / Azerbaijan

B20 Turkey Chair and TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu was hosted by Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev in Baku during his visit for the B20 Azerbaijan Regional Consultation Meeting.​

During the meeting, also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, Hisarcıklıoğlu thanked President Aliyev for his war welcome and private sector friendly approach, saying, “We will continue to work diligently for the development of Azeri – Turkish economic relations as well as cooperation on global platforms such as B20 and others.”

Also discussed during the meeting were steps necessary for furthering the already good relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey.

- Meeting with Prime Minister Rasizade


B20 Turkey Chair and TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu and Deputy Prime Minister Babacan met with Prime Minister Artur Rasizade following the reception.


Deputy PM Babacan stated that G20, with Turkey as Term Chair, is an institution which represents 85% of the world’s wealth, being comprised of the EU and 19 other countries.


Reporting that they are authorized to invite a non-member to the G20 Summit which will be held in Turkey, Babacan said, “We have used this right to invite our brother, Azerbaijan.”


Hisarcıklıoğlu and Babacan also met with the Speaker of the Azerbaijan National Assembly Oktay Esedov.


Emphasizing that the relations between the two countries is very special, Babacan stated that the two countries share roots, culture and fate.


Pointing out the importance of the relations between the two countries for the peace and stability of the region, not just the two countries, Babacan said, “We wish to further our relations with our brother country Azerbaijan in all fields. We must elevate our relations especially in the economic sense.”


- Memorial visit


Hisarcıklıoğlu and Babacan also visited the martyr memorials as a part of their visit.


At Fahri Hiyaban, Babacan left a wreath on the late President Haydar Aliyev’s grave as well as a rose on that of his wife, Zarife Aliyeva.


Deputy Prime Minister Babacan left carnations on the graves of the January 20th martyrs as well as a wreath on the Eternal Flame Memorial.

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