Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov will pay an official visit to Turkey on December 25 and 26 upon an invitation by his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu. In a statement issued on Monday, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that, aside from meeting Davutoglu, Mammadyarov would be received by Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Mammadyarov's talks with Turkish officials will facilitate exchange of opinions on Turkish-Azerbaijani relations, the conflict in Karabakh and regional matters pertaining to the two countries.