AZERBAIJAN'S AND TURKEY'S FOREIGN MINISTERS SUPPORTED THE CAUCASIAN STABILITY PLATFORM IN BAKU

Azerbaijan Business Center
Dec 2 2008
Azerbaijan

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The question regarding whether Turkey could open
its borders with Armenia before the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is
regulated or after that, is still not clear. Turkey's Foreign Minister
Ali Babajan during his visit to Baku has not answered directly to
this question to the journalists.

Babajan after his meeting with Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar
Mammadyarov, said today the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is a very
serious problem demanding solution in the region.

"We think the problem should be solved in a peaceful way on the basis
of political dialogue," Babajan said.

Reminding of Turkey's initiating the idea of strengthening stability on
Caucasus, Turkey's Foreign Minister noted presence of unsolved problems
in the region such as Russia-Georgia and Azerbaijan-Armenia relations.

"All these problems are to be solved through a political dialogue
in order to normalize relationships between the regional states and
strengthen peace and stability in the region," Minister stated.

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Mammadyarov said the both Ministers
came to conclusion that it is necessarily to continue the Caucasian
Stability Platform's work and construction of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars
railway.

"The sooner we complete this railway construction the better for
Azerbaijan and Turkey," Mammadyarov said.