President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said, Thursday, a Russian-Turkish center for monitoring ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh will be launched within two weeks, according to Russia Today (RT).
Aliyev received a delegation led by Minister of National Defense of Turkey Hulusi Akar, including Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Yasar Guler, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces Umit Dundar, and Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces Adnan Ozbal.
Aliyev noted that Azerbaijan is fulfilling its obligations to secure ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, affirming that they are now building the center, located in the Agdam region, which will be ready in the next ten days, or after two weeks maximum.
The President stressed that the Turkish side is fully prepared to start this activity.
He asserted that the faster the monitoring center starts its activities, the better things will go, pointing out that threats are still there since the ceasefire was signed nearly two months ago.
He also mentioned that Armenian military, non-controlled, are still operating on their lands, indicating that some of them refused to surrender. Therefore, there is definitely a need for a monitoring center to eliminate this threat and in general to ensure peace and stability in the region in the future.
In the same page, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan affirmed that Turkey is hopeful that the center for monitoring ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh will be launched soon.
“I wish success to our military who will monitor ceasefire [in Nagorno-Karabakh]. I hope that the center that is being constructed now will start operating soon,” Anadolu Agency quoted Erdogan as saying to the Turkish officers located in Azerbaijan.