Ministry: Turkish, Iranian and Azerbaijani FMs’ trilateral meetings important for regional issues
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 2 / Trend S. Agayeva /
The format of trilateral meetings of Turkish, Iranian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers is important from the perspective of discussing regional issues and exchanging views on current issues of cooperation in the region, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said, whilst commenting on the ministerial meeting in Nakhichevan on March 7.
"We agreed to hold these meetings twice a year," he said. "The next one after Nakhichevan, will be held in Turkey."
The Azerbaijani, Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers plan to hold a trilateral meeting in the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic on March 7, Today's Zaman reported.
It is planned to discuss issues of mutual interest for all three countries at the meeting held between Elmar Mammadyarov, Ahmet Davutoglu, and Ali Akbar Salehi, including the peaceful settlement of current conflicts in the region and the need to create favourable conditions for achieving this goal. Ministers also intend to hold negotiations to implement joint projects in the interests of establishing peace and prosperity in the region.
It is expected that the current situation in South Caucasus will be discussed first at the forthcoming meeting. The foreign ministers of three countries will discuss ways to intensify cooperation through economic growth and sustainable development. Moreover, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran seek to strengthen cooperation in combating terrorism, organised crime, human trafficking and drug and weapons trafficking.