Russia doesn't understand why Kiev still continues operation in Donbass — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 22:59
Russian field engineers take off for Syria to take part in Aleppo demining operationMilitary & Defense December 02, 21:24
Putin praises Hermitage Museum for its efforts in restoring PalmyraSociety & Culture December 02, 21:03
Lavrov says 'Crimea is not a problem, it is a part of Russia'Russian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 20:42
Russian top diplomat says Syria cannot repeat Libya’s fateRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 19:53
Key facts about the '90s price liberalization in RussiaBusiness & Economy December 02, 19:46
Russia's antimonopoly watchdog: Google will not 'get off with fines'Business & Economy December 02, 19:32
Lavrov wonders why UN is not using Castello Road to deliver humanitarian aid to AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 19:24
Top diplomat calls to motivate Libyan parties towards mutually acceptable agreementsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 19:02
BAKU, December 3. /TASS/. Bilateral cooperation and regional problems will be the focal points of the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's official visit to Azerbaijan and talks with President Ilham Aliev and Prime Minister Artur Rasi-zade.
Diplomatic sources in Baku say Aliev and Davutoglu will make a statement for the media upon the end of their talks.
The two sides do not plan signing any bilateral documents.
There are no official comments on the visit. Since this is Davutoglu's first official visit to Azerbaijan after the formation of the new cabinet in Turkey, the sides are likely to review the entire spectrum of bilateral relations. It is not ruled out that the two sides will consider the implementation of joint energy resource transportation projects including the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) for supplies of Azerbaijani gas to Turkey and to Europe and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK).
The latter railway was to be commissioned before the end of this year but its official commissioning was rescheduled to 2016 because of delays in construction works at the Turkish section of the line.
Experts say the outbreak of tensions between Russia and Turkey may also be one of the issues the Davutoglu and his Azerbaijani hosts will take up. In part, it is not ruled out he will raise a possibility of a favorable status of the Turkish transit trucks on the territory of Azerbaijan in connection with the sanctions imposed by Moscow.
In the meantime, Azerbaijan's Council for Transit Cargoes Transportation has already cut down the transit fees for large-tonnage trucks heading from Azerbaijan to the Caspian ports of Aktau (Kazakstan) and Turkmenbasi (Turkmenistan). Besides, the Azerbaijani Caspian Shipping Line has reduced to 20% the fees for sea haulage between Baku and Aktau.
One more problem the sides may discuss is the settlement of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
On December 4, Davutoglu is expected to address the teachers and students of Baku's ADA university.