ANKARA (Today’s Zaman)–Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will pay an official visit to Turkey at the invitation of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Dec. 25-26 to discuss bilateral relations and the protracted Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement said on Monday.
The visit is expected to include private and committee meetings with Foreign Minister Davutoglu as well as meetings with President Abdullah Gul, Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the statement said.
“Along with discussing bilateral relations with the Azerbaijani foreign minister, the talks will also cover regional problems that concern both nations particularly including the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” the statement read.
The statement also said the Azerbaijani foreign minister’s visit will also create an opportunity to display the political will to strengthen solidarity and mutual understanding between the two countries.
Davutoglu met with his Azerbaijani counterpart on Oct. 24 this year in Baku to alleviate tensions surrounding Turkish-Armenian relations and mitigate the so-called flag crisis.