GABALA, Azerbaijan—Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Friday that he wishes one day the summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States would be held in Nagorno-Karabakh, reported the APA news agency.
“I wish the summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States to be held in Nagorno Karabakh in future,” said Gul who was addressing the summit currently taking place in the northern Azeri city.
Gul said that Turkey will make every effort to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, adding that Turkey has always supported Azerbaijan on this issue and will continue to do so in the future.
“One of the main problems of the Turkic world is the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Occupation of 20 per cent of Azerbaijani territory is unacceptable. Therefore, the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States supports an early resolution of this conflict,” Gul said, according to the Trend news agency.
The summit, being attended by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Turkey Abdullah Gul, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, is the third of its kind to be held in recent years.
At the conclusion of the summit, participants issued a declaration pledging an end to the Karabakh conflict.
In the joint declaration the parties reiterated the importance they attach to the peaceful settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which is one of the main obstacles to lasting stability and regional cooperation on the basis of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders of Azerbaijan.
The parties emphasized the aim at strengthening political and economic security of the States in accordance with the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders, non-interference in internal affairs.