FM: Turkish, Iranian and Azerbaijani FMs’ Nakhchivan meeting will promote regional cooperation (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Nakhchivan, March 7 / Trend, E. Huseynov /
A trilateral meeting of foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan in Nakhchivan will promote regional cooperation, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said during the meeting.
Mammadyarov welcomed the guests, and stressed that as previously agreed at the Istanbul meeting, holding trilateral talks will be important for the development of regional cooperation, as well as the development of relations among the region's people.
Today Nakhchivan is hosting a trilateral meeting of foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan, Ahmet Davutoglu, Ali Akbar Salehi and Elmar Mammadyarov.
The meeting is being held behind closed doors.
In the first half of the day the foreign ministers held bilateral meetings.
It is expected that foreign ministers will discuss issues of mutual interest to all three states, including - the peaceful settlement of current conflicts in the region and necessity to create favorable conditions to achieve this goal. The ministers intend to discuss measures to implement joint projects in the interest of establishing stability and prosperity in the region.
As is expected, the ministers will focus on the current situation in South Caucasus. The ministers will discuss ways to deepen cooperation through economic growth and sustainable development. In addition, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran seek to strengthen cooperation in combating terrorism, organized crime and trafficking in drugs and weapons.
The first meeting was held in the Iranian city of Urmia.