Ali Hüseyinli, Vice Speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan, Ehliman Emiraslanov, Chairman of the Azerbaijan-Turkey Interparliamentary Friendship Group, Erkan Özoral, Ambassador of Turkey to Azerbaijan, Hazar İbrahim, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Ankara and other officials welcomed Speaker Şentop at the Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport.
Speaking to journalists at the airport, Speaker Şentop stated that he celebrated the Independence Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Expressing his pleasure to be in Baku, Şentop said:
"We arrived in Baku with a strong and crowded Parliamentary delegation from Turkey. I have colleagues from different parties.We have always stated in Turkey that we stand by Azerbaijan in its just cause, we support it, and that the relationship between us is a unique one in the nature of "one nation, two states" .But we will reiterate these opinions also in Baku. We always wish and pray for the Azerbaijani flag to fly in these lands forever. This is not just my opinion but the opinion of our Parliament and our 83 millions citizens in Turkey as well. Their good wishes and prayers are always with Azerbaijan."
Cahit Özkan, Deputy Chairman of the Justice and Delevopment Party (AK Party) Group in the Parliament, Engin Altay, Deputy Chairman of the Republican People's Party Group in the Parliament, Hakan Cavusoglu, Chairman of the Investigation Committee of the Human Rights and AK Party Bursa Deputy, Yavuz Ağıralioğlu, Good Party Istanbul Deputy, Şamil Ayrım,Chairman of the Turkey-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group and AK Party Istanbul Deputy, İbrahim Aydemir, AK Party Erzurum Deputy, Halil Özşavlı ,AK Party Şanlıurfa Deputy and Yaşar Karadağ, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Iğdır Deputy accompanied Speaker Şentop in his visit to Azerbaijan.
Şentop, who will be received by President Ilham Aliyev tomorrow will hold many official meetings, especially with his counterpart, will address the Azerbaijani National Assembly on 20 October.