Speaking at a joint press conference following the Turkey-Azerbaijan High Level Strategic Cooperation Council Meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Prime Minister Erdoğan stated, "The machines will begin rolling as soon as possible. This project will be offering a different point in history; it will be making a different mark. This is the era of Azeri gas opening up to Turkey and Europe."
Mentioning his new vision for the joint trade volume between Turkey and Azerbaijan in the future, Prime Minister Erdoğan stated, "The joint trade volume between the two nations, which was at one billion dollars ten years ago has now reached 2.6 billion dollars. If we continue with vigor, then by the end of 2015, we will have realized our five billion dollar trade volume target."
During the press conference, Azerbaijani President Aliyev stated that they will be working on improving visa regulations for Turkish citizens and in the long term plan to lift visa requirements entirely. Aliyev said, "We discussed this issue during our meeting. We will be gradually implementing this process."
This is a translation of an article originally written by Cengiz Uysal.