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Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 7
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia attach great importance to the transport corridors passing through these countries, and in particular the railway networks, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said.
He made the remarks at a press conference following the trilateral meeting of the Azerbaijani, Russian and Iranian foreign ministers.
A meeting of the Azerbaijani, Russian and Iranian foreign ministers Elmar Mammadyarov, Sergey Lavrov and Mohammad Javad Zarif is taking place in Baku Apr. 7.
Mammadyarov noted that the groundbreaking ceremony of the railway bridge construction on the border between Azerbaijan and Iran will take place April 20.
Mammadyarov said that the ministers also touched upon the issues of fighting terrorism, drug trafficking and smuggling.
The three countries also agreed to develop humanitarian ties, and discussed the issue of defining the Caspian Sea status, the minister said.
"On Apr. 6, Baku hosted a meeting at the level of deputy ministers of all the five Caspian littoral states," Mammadyarov said. "The issue of defining the status of the Caspian Sea is still relevant. We all expect a final decision regarding the sea's status."
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