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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday received the head of Turkish defense company Baykar in the capital Baku.
In a statement, the Azerbaijani presidency said that during the meeting with Selcuk Bayraktar, Aliyev underlined the achievements of Türkiye’s defense industry in recent years, adding that Baykar’s operations played a leading role in this regard.
Bayraktar in Azerbaijan
The statement said Aliyev “highlighted the role of the products manufactured by the company in the destruction of Armenian invaders’ military equipment during the Patriotic War.”
“The successful development of friendly and brotherly relations between Azerbaijan and Türkiye in all fields including the military and defense industry was stressed during the conversation. They also shared views on prospects for cooperation,” it further said.
Kardeş ülke Azerbaycan'daki sıcak misafirperverliklerinden ötürü Saygıdeğer Cumhurbaşkanı @Azpresident İlham Aliyev'e şükranlarımı sunuyorum. #TekMilletİkiDevlet'in ortak geleceği #KIZILELMA'larımız için çalışmaya devam edeceğiz. 🇦🇿🇹🇷
Qardaş ölkəmiz Azərbaycanda göstərdiyi… pic.twitter.com/ygRCx0RzEg
— Selçuk Bayraktar (@Selcuk) April 3, 2023
Bayraktar, for his part, conveyed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s greetings to Aliyev and thanked him for the aid provided to Türkiye in the aftermath of the February earthquakes.
More than 50,000 people were killed by the back-to-back quakes in Türkiye, according to the latest official figures. Thousands of others were injured. Aliyev, according to the statement, recalled his recent meeting with Erdogan in Ankara.
They discussed Kizilelma
He said that the Turkish president’s visits to Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenia’s occupation are of “particular importance,” it added. Bayraktar thanked Aliyev for his “warm hospitality.”
“We will continue to work for our #KIZILELMAs, the common future of #OneNationTwoStates,” he said on Twitter. Bayraktar Kizilelma is an unmanned combat aerial vehicle that is currently under development.
Selcuk Bayraktar said previously that they are planning to begin the production of Kizilelma at the beginning of 2024.