President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev (L) and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (R) during the Meeting of the European Political Community in Prague, Czech Republic, 06 October 2022. (EPA Photo)
In a significant diplomatic move, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to embark on a visit to Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan enclave.
The visit on Monday comes at the invitation of President Ilham Aliyev and follows an anti-terrorism operation targeting illegal Armenian forces in the Karabakh region.
The meeting between Erdoğan and Aliyev promises discussions on various regional and international developments, with a particular focus on Azerbaijan's anti-terrorism operation and the ongoing reconstruction efforts in Karabakh.
Additionally, the critical issue of the Zangezur corridor is expected to feature prominently on their agenda.
The visit signifies the importance of strong bilateral relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan. As neighbouring nations, both countries have a vested interest in regional stability and security.
One of the key topics on the agenda is the Zangezur corridor, a vital road passage that aims to provide unimpeded access through Armenian territory, connecting Azerbaijan to its Nakhchivan exclave.
The corridor holds immense significance in regional trade and connectivity, offering a potential boost to economic ties between these nations.
Erdoğan's recent address at the U.N. General Assembly in New York highlighted Turkey's expectation for Armenia to fulfill its commitments, especially concerning the opening of the Zangezur corridor.