President Ilham Aliyev attends inauguration of the Rize-Artvin Airport in Turkey  - UPDATED, PHOTOS

  14 May 2022    Read: 629
 President Ilham Aliyev attends inauguration of the Rize-Artvin Airport in Turkey  - UPDATED, PHOTOS

Speech of President Ilham Aliyev

-My dear and esteemed brother, dear President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

My dear brothers and sisters, dear friends.

I am very pleased to be visiting brotherly Turkiye again. I sincerely greet all my Turkish brothers and express warm greetings from Azerbaijan.

First of all, I would like to thank my dear brother, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for inviting me to this ceremony, and I sincerely congratulate you on the opening of this beautiful airport.

The opening of this airport is a manifestation of the very pleasant and successful development taking place in Turkiye. Brotherly Turkiye is growing stronger day by day. All this is underpinned by the policy pursued and tremendous work of my dear brother. Turkiye today has not only become a major powerhouse in the world, a country that has a say, it is also capable of implementing major projects in the country. Among them, I would like to mention projects that serve people in particular. Airports, water reservoirs, roads, bridges, schools, hospitals – all these are factors that show the development and strength of Turkiye, and at the heart of all this is the human factor and public policy.

It is a great pleasure for me to be alongside you today. Today, the participation of the President of Azerbaijan in this wonderful ceremony is yet another manifestation of the Turkish-Azerbaijani unity. We are always together – in good times, in pleasant times, in difficult times, and the second Karabakh war once again showed it to the whole world. From the first hours to the last day of the war, my brother was with us, and so were the brotherly Turkish people.

The second Karabakh war is our common glorious history. We have put an end to 30 years of occupation, and on the first day of the war, the words of the President, my dear brother Recep Tayyip Erdogan that “Azerbaijan is not alone and that Turkiye is with Azerbaijan” sent a serious message to many. Until the last minute of the war, until our flag was hoisted in Shusha, Turkiye was with us, Turkiye was behind us, Turkiye supported us, and the Azerbaijani people will never forget this brotherhood.

Today, we are together working side by side in the reconstruction of Karabakh. Many Turkish companies, including the company that built this miraculously beautiful airport, are also engaged in restoration of Karabakh. Today, thousands of our Turkish brothers are doing their part in the restoration of Karabakh in Azerbaijan.

We are the closest countries in the world and our countries have passed great tests together. Last year, the signing of the Joint Declaration between Turkiye and Azerbaijan in our ancient and historical city of Shusha raised our relations to the level of alliance. We are friends, brothers and now officially allies. This policy is the legacy of our ancestors, the will of our ancestors, and we are committed to this will.

Dear friends, dear brothers. This is my first time in Rize. I have heard a lot about this land. While coming here by plane, watching these beautiful sights from the window and already seeing them firsthand here, I told my dear brother that this place looks like a paradise. The beautiful and charming nature of Rize, Artvin and the Black Sea region is a great wealth, but the greatest wealth is the people of this region – brave, patriotic, courageous people, the guardians of the Turkish Republic. Long live these people!

Today I am in my brother's country and in my own country too. Rize gave the Turkish world a great leader, my brother Recep Tayyip Erdogan. We are grateful to you for that. The whole Turkish world is proud of you.

Dear friends, brothers and sisters, I once again congratulate you on this wonderful event, the opening of the airport. Long live Rize! Long live Turkiye! Long live the Turkish-Azerbaijani unity!

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President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan then made a speech.

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President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan were presented with keepsakes.

They then posed together for photos.

The ribbon symbolizing the opening of the Rize-Artvin Airport then was cut.

 

 

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The inauguration of the Rize-Artvin Airport has been held in Turkey.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of the Republic of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended

the inauguration.

Aircrafts carrying Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev landed for the first time at the new airport.

The planes of the two countries’ presidents passed under a huge water arc.

A guard of honor was arranged for President Ilham Aliyev at the Rize-Artvin Airport.

President Ilham Aliyev was welcomed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The head of state saluted the guard of honor.

The presidents of the two brotherly countries then arrived at the venue where the opening ceremony was held.

The heads of state made speeches at the opening ceremony.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan were presented with keepsakes.

They then posed together for photos.

The ribbon symbolizing the opening of the Rize-Artvin Airport then was cut.

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President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has arrived in the Republic of Turkiye for a working visit to attend the inauguration of the Rize-Artvin Airport.

A guard of honor was arranged for President Ilham Aliyev at the Rize-Artvin Airport decorated with the national flags of Azerbaijan and Turkiye.

President Ilham Aliyev was welcomed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The head of state saluted the guard of honor.


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