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President Aliyev ends his official visit to Kazakhstan - UPDATE - PHOTOS

22 October 2011 [10:08] - TODAY.AZ
President Ilham Aliyev of the Republic of Azerbaijan yesterday ended his official visit to Kazakhstan.

At the Almaty International Airport, the head of the Azerbaijani state was seen off by governmental dignitaries of Kazakhstan.

The same day, President Ilham Aliyev returned home. At the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the Head of State was welcomed by Prime Minister Arthur Rasizade, Head of the Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev and Baku Mayor Hajibala Abutalybov. 

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21.10.2011

The first summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (CCTS) has today started in Almaty, Kazakhstan. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the summit. President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev welcomed President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Kirgizstan Roza Otunbayeva, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag and CCTS Secretary General Khalil Akinci.

Nursultan Nazarbayev welcomed the heads of the states and delegations of the Turkic Speaking States. He stressed the significance of the Nakhchivan Agreement signed in October 2009. He said international and regional issues will be discussed at the summit adding the priority of the CCTS is to expand trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian cooperation.

He stressed the necessity of strengthening bilateral and multilateral relations among the Turkic speaking states. Kazakh President said there were ample opportunities to cooperate within the Turkic world. Mr. Nazarbayev stressed the necessity to set up a Working Council of the Turkic Speaking States.

On humanitarian cooperation among the Turkic speaking states, Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed the importance of conducting the various cultural events and festivals. Touching on the role of TURKSOY, the head of Kazakhstan said he supports a proposal of the President Ilham Aliyev to establish the Cultural Forum of the Turkic Speaking States in Baku. He said Astana will be declared as a cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2012.

The participants of the summit posed for photographs. The Cooperation Council of the Turkic Speaking States (CCTS) as an international intergovernmental organization was founded by Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Kirgizstan and Turkmenistan in 2009.

According to the two main CCTS documents, the Nakhchivan Agreement of 3 October 2009 and the Istanbul Declaration of 16 September 2010, member states of CCTS embrace the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, along with other universally recognized principles of international law. Established norms related to the maintenance of peace, security and development of good-neighborly relations lay the foundation for cooperation. CCTS plays an important role in development of international cooperation in the Central Asia and Caucasus.

The main objective of the Turkic Council is to enhance the political and economic cooperation between the Turkic Speaking States, and preserve historical ties of friendship and brotherhood, introduce the cultural richness of the countries and bring them closer to each other. CCTS, which covers the territory from China to Mediterranean Sea, may become an important factor in the political processes taking place in the Turkic world.

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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has lauded Kazakhstan`s support of his country`s position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Azerbaijani leader spoke following his meeting with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Almaty.

“President Nursultan Nazarbayev always raises the issue at important meetings with world leaders.” “Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are brotherly, independent states which build their relations based on partnership and friendship.”

"It is necessary to put an end to the conflict," he continued. President Aliyev said that the four UN Security Council resolutions calling for the withdrawal of Armenian troops from Azerbaijan had to be finally implemented. “Azerbaijan is committed to resolving the conflict in line with the norms of international law," he said. 

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20.10.2011

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev hosted an official dinner in honor of Azerbaijan`s President Ilham Aliyev.

Heads of States exchanged speeches at dinner.

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Following a ceremony of signing of Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan documents, Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan held a joint press conference. The Heads of States made statements.

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Following the official welcoming ceremony, presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan met in private.

The parties expressed assurance Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan relations would continue to develop successfully in policy, economy, humanitarian and other spheres.

They expressed confidence the relations would help expand bilateral cooperation even more.
The Heads of States shared their opinions on the regional and international issues.

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Following the one-on-one meeting, presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan met in presence of delegations. 

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Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan documents were signed on Thursday in Almaty.  President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the “Joint Declaration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and President of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov and Kazakhstan`s Foreign Minister Yercan Kazıkhanov signed the “Agreement on allotment of the land plots for placement of diplomatic missions”, Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov and Kazakhstan`s Foreign Minister Yercan Kazıkhanov signed the “Protocol on cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.”

Azerbaijan`s Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov and Kazkah Minister of Transport and Communications Berik Kamaliyev signed the “Agreement on cooperation on sea trade navigation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.”

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Following the official welcoming ceremony, presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan met privately.

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President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev yesterday arrived in Kazakhstan for an official visit.

At the Almaty International Airport, a guard of honor was lined up in honor of the President Ilham Aliyev.

The Head of State was welcomed by Kazakh state and government officials.

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President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today left for Kazakhstan on an official visit.

At the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the Head of State was seen off by Prime Minister Artur Rasizade, head of the Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev and Baku Mayor Hajibala Abutalybov.


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