Oct 31 2008

The president of Azerbaijan will visit Turkey next week upon an
invitation by the Turkish president.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will pay a formal two-day visit
to Turkey on November 5, and be the guest of Turkey's President
Abdullah Gul.

This will be Aliyev's first visit to a foreign country after he was
re-elected the president of Azerbaijan.

Aliyev and Gul will have a tete-a-tete meeting on November 5, and
chair a meeting between Turkish and Azerbaijani delegations.

Gul will host a dinner in honor of the visiting president in the
evening of November 5.

Aliyev's visit to Turkey is important since it will take place
immediately after Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Russian
President Dmitriy Medvedev meet in the Russian capital of Moscow on
November 2.

Also, Gul will fly to Azerbaijan on November 14 to participate in an
energy summit in the capital Baku.