Azerbaijan's President has taken many steps to restore the relations between Turkey and Russia, Novruz Mammadov, deputy head of Azerbaijani presidential administration, chief of the administration's foreign relations department, said in an interview with local TV channels July 3.

He said that, Turkey and Russia, should be closer to each other and cooperate even more, since they are in the same region and have historical ties.

Mammadov went on to add that from this point of view, Azerbaijan was sure that sooner or later, Turkey and Russia will begin to normalize relations.

"From the beginning, President of Azerbaijan, in talks with the leaders of Turkey and Russia, has been noting the importance of mutual trust and understanding and restoration of relationship, and in this regard, he has taken many steps. Turkish authorities have also noted it", Novruz Mammadov said.

He said that Turkey is a partner and friendly, fraternal country to Azerbaijan.

"Russia is also a country with which we are linked by centuries, and cooperate in all areas, and so our main plan is to strengthen and expand this cooperation, so the Turkish-Russian relations would be solid," said Mammadov.

He added that some distance that appeared in relations between Turkey and Russia worries Azerbaijan even more than the mentioned countries.

"That's because the normalization of Turkish-Russian relations will also be beneficial both for themselves and for Azerbaijan" Novruz Mammadov said.

Source: Trend