On May 28, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan attended the TEKNOFEST Azerbaijan Aerospace and Technology Festival in Baku.
Speaking at the first international edition of the leading Turkish aviation, space and technology festival, President Erdoğan said, “We are proud of Azerbaijan's successes, emerging as a paragon of stability in its region. We are proud of Azerbaijan as it makes history in diplomacy, economy and culture despite all the injustices and unlawfulness it has faced."
“Türkiye and Azerbaijan officially rose to the level of an alliance. This alliance manifests itself everywhere in politics, economic relations, energy, transport projects, culture, education, and army. Today, TEKNOFEST is another demonstration of our unity, its manifestation," said President Aliyev in his speech.
President Erdoğan, President Aliyev and Nobel Laureate Turkish Scientist Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar presented awards to the winners of TEKNOFEST Azerbaijan contests.
President Erdoğan also praised young people's accomplishments in TEKNOFEST categories ranging from aerospace, unmanned aerial vehicles, rockets, agriculture, biotechnology, to the environment. “TEKNOFEST is an important platform where the Azerbaijani youth can demonstrate and develop their skills and capabilities," said President Erdoğan and added “TEKNOFEST competition winners will become scientists who will develop and produce UAVs, AI and digital technologies of the future."
“We, together with Azerbaijan, will continue to open up new horizons for our youth in many projects and carry out our national technology initiative," President Erdoğan went on to say.