New opportunities have emerged for normalization in the region, Armenia must respond to this call for peace, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a press conference with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Nakhchivan.
"New windows of opportunity have opened for a comprehensive normalization in the region. I believe that this opportunity should be utilized. We expect Armenia to take the hand of peace extended to it and take sincere steps. As I have always emphasized, peace has no losers," Erdogan said.
"We hope that our interlocutors will show the same sincerity. I would like to thank President Aliyev once again for the hospitality shown to me and my delegation," he added.
Erdogan also emphasized that the Igdir-Nakhchivan Natural Gas Pipeline Project will enhance the partnership with Azerbaijan in the energy sector.
"The Igdir-Nakhchivan Natural Gas Pipeline Project will further deepen our energy partnership with Azerbaijan and contribute to the energy supply security of Europe," the Turkish President said.
Erdogan drew attention to the relations between Türkiye and Azerbaijan and stated that Nakhchivan has a unique position in the world.
"Nakhchivan has a special place in our relations with Azerbaijan due to its strategic importance throughout history. Today, Nakhchivan has great potential in terms of economy, transport, and energy lines. With the establishment of regional transport lines, we will be able to fully realize this potential," Erdogan highlighted.